Keith Martin

Keith’s Blog: Macan Hunting

A few weeks ago, in my discussion of how I bid online, I mentioned the different models I was watching. I concluded by saying that Chevrolet Corvairs and Porsche Macans were also currently on my watch list. Looking at online auctions is a lot like no-risk fishing. You bait your […]

Keith’s Blog: Ready for the Road

We’re in the final shakedown period for the local Porsche club NW Passage tour. SCM is a sponsor. It begins in a week and encompasses five days and over 700 miles of driving. It starts in Portland, goes to the Running Y Resort in southern Oregon near Klamath Falls for […]

Keith’s Blog: A Clutter of Spiders

Two weekends ago, there were 10 vintage Alfa Romeo convertibles lined up at a rest stop near the Santiam Pass in Oregon. Cumulatively, they represented over 400 years of driving. Each year in April, the Alfa Romeo Club of Oregon puts on the “Old Spider Tour” to celebrate Alfa convertibles […]

Keith’s Blog: How I Bid Online, Part One

Last week I asked about your approach to online bidding. Thank you for your thoughtful answers. I promised in return to share my way with you. First, we have to differentiate between “in the hunt” or “just looking.” Of course, everything tends to start with “just looking.” At any given […]

Keith’s Blog: It’s All About the Rotation

It’s an unintended miracle. At the exact same time that the weather is turning towards sunshine, nearly all our cars are in tip-top condition and ready to go. After I reported on the errant speedometer in the 1972 250C during last week’s shakedown cruise, our technician reminded me that I […]