Keith’s Blog: It’s My Birthday, and I’ll Buy If I Want To

Alex Sullivan recommended some kind of Detroit iron, in honor of our newly launched title, American Car Collector. In fact, we are seriously shopping for something worthy of authentic muscle swagger.

SCM Data Analyst Chad Tyson recommended a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner “that we can put a 440 in.”

And there were of course a few ideas that I hope were offered tongue-in cheek.

Cory Farley offered his son’s 1995 Toyota Tercel.


G Craig Vachon recommended a 1969-1970 Chrysler 300 convertible: “23 feet of American love.”


Noelle Sweet recommended a Ford Pinto with woodgrain accents.


Martuin Tuip recommended an AMC Gremlin.


And Paul Gleason recommended an AMC Pacer “merthmobile”  – a vehicle of both mirth and meth, presumably.


Thanks for all the input. Please share your own suggestions in the comments below.

Keith Martin

Keith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors and getting involved in their activities throughout the world. He is the founder and publisher of the monthly Sports Car Market, now in its 33rd year. Keith has written for the New York Times, Automobile, AutoWeek, Road & Track and other publications, is an emcee for numerous concours, and had his own show, “What’s My Car Worth,” shown on Velocity. He has received many honors, including the Lee Iacocca Award, the Edward Herrman Award, was inducted into the Concorso Italiano Hall of Fame and more. He is on the boards of directors of The LeMay Museum and Oregon Ballet Theater, and was formerly the chair of the board of the Meguiar's Award.

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