Blogs

Keith’s Blog: Break It and Buy It

I’m a believer in “value in use” with old cars. In other words, take them out as often as possible. The more they are used, the better they run. Plus, you get the simple satisfaction of being behind the wheel of your personal time machine. Of course, each time you […]

Keith’s Blog: Bring a Trailer Bingeing

A resto-mod 1972 Datsun 240Z that sold this past weekend for $82,500 ($86,625 with buyer’s premium) caught my attention. Nine 240Zs have sold for over $100,000 on BaT. However, most of these were either perfectly restored or low-miles originals. This one, while stock in appearance, had a bored-out 3.2 liter […]

Keith’s Blog: Winking and Wiping

The Alfa Romeo Club of Oregon (AROO) held its annual Valentine’s Day Tour last week. For my 16-year-old son Bradley, it was his first time driving a manual-shift classic sports car on a tour. My driver-training philosophy has been to have him become competent driving automatics in a variety of […]

Keith’s Blog: How Many Cars Do You Need?

It’s the eternal recurring question for gearheads. How many cars to you really need? Usually, the answer is determined by how many parking spaces you have. But for the moment let’s assume you have unlimited space. I have found that when you get beyond five or six cars, you are […]