Keith’s Blog: See You at Lake Como

On Friday, we arrive at Lake Como for the Villa d’Este Concours private reception on Saturday.

Sunday morning, I’ll get behind the wheel of a new Rolls Royce Phantom II sedan, switching to a Rolls Royce coupe for Monday. The route will take us to London.

From there, it’s back across the Atlantic, ending up in Ft. Wayne, IN en route to Auburn – where I will meet up with Donald Osborne to shoot more episodes of “What’s My Car Worth.” I’m finally home on Sunday, June 3 – and get back on a plane on Friday, June 8 to pick up my daughter Alexandra, in Grenoble, France, where she has been studying for the past year.

I’m sure you’re asking yourself where the logic is in this convoluted schedule. When I first arranged to get Alex, there was no invitation from BMW for Villa d’Este, nor had the television episodes been scheduled. In fact, it appeared that we would be shooting at Spring Carlisle.

But as the pieces of the schedule puzzle began to fall into place, the number of miles travelled began to climb.

I’m grateful for this opportunity to see Villa d’Este, and to drive vintage BMWs and modern Rolls Royces. Watch my Facebook account for more. And say hello if you’re there, or at Spring Auburn.

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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