After two weeks on the road, I’m headed home.
First stop last week was Auctions America by RM in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where we shot 3 episodes of What’s My Car Worth. A new feature this year has me actually road-testing the cars that are going to cross the block; cars I got to drive included the barn-find 289 Cobra that sold for $467,500, a 1969 Land Rover SIIA 109 and more. There was an Alfa GT Jr. that I felt the red mist for, but luckily it sold when I was busy doing something else.
SCM sponsored the first annual Round Fender Volvo Wine Tour in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. There were nine cars in all, including a P1800ES with a nitrous tank! Wineries visited included Methven (where we scored some 2005 Reserve Pinot Noir), Domaine Serene and Adelsheim. There was only one mechanical casualty, when the right-hand-drive 123 GT failed to proceed up a hill to do fuel starvation problems. We pointed the car downhill and everything was fine.
Are we going to see you at Portland’s All British Field Meet this coming Saturday and Sunday? Land Rover is the featured marque, Alex and I are taking out our 88, and our Lotus Elise. Saturday is the show, Sunday the swap meet. We’ll be working the Land Rover Club booth from 12-1 on Saturday. See you there!