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 was on the button.

I’ve owned this car for more than 30 years, and I have pictures of my daughter Alex (now 28) and Bradley in the same car when Read More

20. John Draneas

John Draneas is a true car guy.  He collects, he races, and he cleans them and tries a little maintenance every now and then. His law practice focuses on business and tax planning, primarily for closely-held businesses and their owners with an emphasis in all areas of income taxation, estate planning, tax Read More

From The Auction Desk: A Rapidly Growing Online Auction Calendar

Online auctions have caught fire.

Just like a band that spent 10 years playing dive bars and opening county fairs — only to become an overnight success when conditions were right — online auctions have hit their stride.

It wasn’t too long ago when Barrett-Jackson set records for Dodge Daytona Turbos and high prices for charity lots for COVID-19 relief.

RM Sotheby’s just earned their highest total yet at an online sale. Their Online Only: The European Sale Read More

Keith’s Blog: Finding New Experiences in Paris — and with Cars

When my daughter Alexandra and I go to Paris, our dinner the first night is always at Le Relais de l’Entrecôte. It’s a European chain that is known for its steak and fries (frites) — and its savory green-tinged steak sauce.

Your only choices are how you want your meat prepared, and which wine you wish to accompany your dinner. You know exactly what you are getting and how it will taste. The restaurant never lets you down.

It’s always Read More

19. Jon Shirley

Jon Shirley is long time and enthusiastic classic car collector. He was an active vintage racer for 20 years, has driven in rallies around the world, and has won a multitude of concours awards in both the USA and Europe including Best of Show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Jon worked with Tandy Corporation for 25 years and left to join Microsoft Read More

From the Auction Desk: The Growing Online Auction World

Internet auctions allow a freedom from time and place over land auctions. It doesn’t matter where the buyers are physically located, they just need an Internet connection (and the financial wherewithal) to join the bidding — no middleman required.

Given that expanded virtual access to clients and an increased willingness among bidders to participate this way, auction houses eagerly jumped in the online pool with both feet since the United States lurched into lockdown in mid-March.

I was impressed with Read More

Keith’s Blog: It’s All About the Suspension

As we shuffle the SCM car collection, one thing has become evident.

With an old car, the most important thing you can do is make sure its suspension is in top shape.

By their nature, sports cars that are now a half-century old have not had easy lives. In addition to being driven hard, nearly every one of them has gone through owners with modest budgets and even more modest mechanical skills. So they have suffered minimalist repairs — often Read More

18: McKeel Hagerty

McKeel Hagerty is the CEO and driving force behind Hagerty, the world’s largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicle owners. He is an in-demand speaker on leadership and business success, and a trusted automotive voice for major print and broadcast media. McKeel is the former Board Chairman for YPO, a Read More