Keith’s Corner, March 29th: See You in La Jolla on Sunday

Wendie will be running the SCM booth at the show. If you’ve got a moment to come by and help her out, that would be great. In any event, renew your subscription and get your snazzy new SCM hat – I hear that in La Jolla, hats are used to prevent sunburn, not drowning by raindrops.

The herd of MGs is getting restive – the white convertible is back from Consolidated Autoworks and in fine fettle, the burgundy convertible was delivered to Harold’s Auto Sevices, where it immediately snuggled up the other couple of dozen English cars roosting there.

We spent the weekend smashing and bashing our poor pampered Range Rover, cruising up Cedar Tree trail in the Tillamook State Forest. Chubb iPad app developer Michael Cottam was my copilot, and our two three-year-olds, Benjamin and Bradley, were the back seat drivers. Aside from bending the rock sliders on both sides and putting a tasty dent in the right rear corner of the Rangy, the only other damage was to my ego as everyone else seemed to go faster, with ease, than I could manage.

Head’s Up – Thinning the SCM Collection

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be selling the SCM Volvo, Mercedes 219/220S and the Land Rover Series III 88. I asked if we could keep one in the living room, but didn’t get a very positive response. So it’s a little reshuffling of the fleet – watch this space for details.

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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