Keith Martin

Keith’s Blog: Upgrading Your Cars

When the SCM 1965 Volvo 122S automatic arrived last week, SCMer Dean Koehler arrived to inspect the car. Dean is the founder and the self-appointed Volvocrat of the PDX Round Fender Volvo Club. He’s also the iron-fisted content arbiter of the PDX Volvos FB page. As he walked around “ELF” […]

Keith’s Blog: Caravan to Concorso Is Back!

Mark your calendars. The third annual Caravan to Concorso will leave Portland on Saturday, August 8. With the addition of the Volvo 122 Automatic to the SCM fleet, I’ve got a ride even if my clutch leg isn’t completely up to snuff. Any pre-1975 car is welcome. Aside from providing […]

Keith’s Blog: Should I Sell the SS?

The 1961 Alfa Sprint Speciale is finally coming back to life. Nasko has built an all-new gearbox for it, using the original small-bushing tailpiece but with updated synchros inside. It’s been road-tested and is ready to go. The gray and red leather upholstery and gray carpets that Matt Jones had […]

Keith’s Blog: Heading South

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Scottsdale. Last year, I missed the desert action for the first time in three decades. But not this year. I’ll see you first at the SCM Insider’s Seminar on Thursday morning, at 9:30 am in the Gooding & Company Auction Tent. “Priced to […]

Keith’s Blog: Happy New Year!

I hope that you all get a chance to take a collector car out of the garage for a spin sometime today or tomorrow. If the weather gives you a shot to air out your favorite car, turn off the bowl games and celebrate the New Year with a short […]