Keith’s Corner: Bicycle Crashes into Alfa GTV; Everyone Loses

The GTV did worse. The driver’s door was folded back against the front fender (I was just thinking it was time to reinstall the restraining straps on the doors), denting the door and fracturing the paint badly.

Yes, it’s reparable, and I can have a few other flaws remedied at the same time. But I wanted to have that stuff done on my timeframe, not because I had goofed up.

Well, with the ponton totaled, the boat missing its drain plug and almost sinking, and now the GTV / bicyclist incident, I hope I’ve had my three and can look forward to a few months without any automotive drama.

On the lighter side, I got to kick some English tires last Saturday at Cars in the Park at the Portland Art Museum, and realized I’ve never had a good Morgan or Triumph GT6. Got one, anybody? Drop me a note at

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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