Keith Martin

Keith’s Blog: The End of Car Tours?

The next five years will be a telling time for car tours. If entrants and organizers don’t play their hands correctly, tours as we know them may disappear. There is a growing dichotomy between the performance ability of new cars and the consequences of a mishap. We were reminded of […]

Guest Blog: SCM Goes Gambling

The Gambler 500 Rally is in some ways the polar opposite of Sports Car Market. Where we mainly concern ourselves with highly collectible cars in top condition, the cars of the Gambler lean mightily towards the “disposable” end of the spectrum. While the event no longer has a $500 rule, […]

Keith’s Blog: No Need to Hurry

I attended my first Barrett-Jackson auction 30 years ago, in 1992. There might have been one or two other people on the plane to Phoenix from Portland who were going to the auction. At that time, it was a relatively unknown event. When I arrived, I recall being stunned and […]

Keith’s Blog: Thirty Alfas, 300 Miles

This past Saturday marked the 44th annual Old Spider Tour. Each year, the Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon (AROO) celebrates the early Spiders by having a tour. The tour commemorates club founder Bob McGill’s purchase of his 1958 Giulietta Spider, new, from Rambo Motors in Portland. He traded in his […]