Keith Martin

Keith’s Blog: No Citroën for Me

When SCMer Greg Long listed a 1975 DS23 Pallas on Bring a Trailer, it caught my attention. In addition to being a very-late model with a 2.3-liter engine, it had a Citromatic 4-speed automatic that you shifted manually. I’ve always had a soft spot for Citroëns. Whenever I see one, […]

Keith’s Blog: The Uber Rollback Program

Three strikes and you’re out. That’s been my philosophy with old cars for some time. Recognizing that a car that comes into the SCM Collection may not have been used regularly, I anticipate a period of unreliability as they are put into service. However, our 1965 Volvo is testing my […]

Keith’s Blog: A Father’s Day Trifecta

I celebrated Father’s Day in car-guy style. In one day, my 13-year-old son Bradley and I drove special cars from three different eras. We started by taking the 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce out of storage. My good friend Neil D’Autremont has been managing the SCM cars. The car […]

Keith’s Blog: Grit at the Core

I watched a solitary jogger run down S.W. Clay Street this morning. He was wearing a mask. The streets were empty. On this past Friday night, Portland, Oregon was filled with a cacophony of sirens and popping sounds. Unaware of the civil unrest, I had just driven the SCM 1971 […]

Keith’s Blog: One Road Trip, Two Dead Cars

“Scraping! Your tailpipe is scraping!” That’s what my daughter Alex was shouting at me as we pulled into a parking lot in Astoria, Oregon. The adventure we had planned seemed simple enough. My daughter, Alex, and her partner, Ross, would take our 1965 Volvo 122S. Bradley would join me in […]