Keith’s Corner: June 14th

Alex’s Most Excellent Summer

My 19-year-old daughter has been clamoring for more track time, and her schedule is just falling into place. When she’s not working at the SCM office, or tending to our booths at Bloomington Gold and in Monterey, she’ll have a chance to exercise some interesting cars, at speed.

In June she’ll be taking her second course from Pro Drive at Portland International Raceway, a full day of on-track instruction driving the SCM Lotus Elise. It’s just been fitted with new Yokohamas, and we expect her grin to be a wide one.

Then, in July, the Central California Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America has invited Alex and me to attend their high performance driving school at Buttonwillow Raceway in California. We’ve heard good things about this event, and invite you to join us there; it’s just $499 for two full days of track time (add $48 if you are not a BMW CCA member), surely one of the great track day bargains today.

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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