Keith’s Blog: Order Your SCM 2019 Year in Review Today!

The team at SCM has created a perfect way for you to look back over 2019. The first-ever SCM Year in Review is hardbound and suitable for your coffee table.

It is 100 pages of never-published images and new articles about the year and the market from SCM regulars Donald Osborne, Simon Kidston, Philip Richter, Diane Brandon, Miles Collier, Thor Thorson, Prescott Kelly, Jeff Zurschmeide, Nick Jaynes, Pierre Hedary and yours truly.

This is an extremely limited edition. I will Read More

Concours Corner: Donald Osborne at Sculpture in Motion

The 3rd Annual Sculpture in Motion Community Exhibit is scheduled for November 16, 2019 at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, FL.

The event presents 12-14 rare cars.

SCM’s Donald Osborne is Grand Marshal.

“Any true review of 20th Century design and the effect of World War II on automotive design must include a close look at this dynamic and fascinating period of creative exchange between two automobile loving nations,” said Osborne. “Automobiles designed and built in Read More

Keith’s Blog: The Inaugural Las Vegas Concours d‘Elegance

“What an amazing display of  “A-list cars.”

That was the response of Jakob Griesen, Head of the U.S. Motoring Department and Vice President of Bonhams, as he viewed the cars entered in the first annual Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance.

Arrayed on the show field at the DragonRidge Country Club, located 18 miles from downtown Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada, were 108 important cars from museums and private collectors.

Star display cars were the 1938 Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet Xenia from the Read More

Meet Keith Martin at the Las Vegas Concours

Have questions about the market?

SCM Publisher Keith Martin will be at the inaugural Las Vegas Concours on October 26. He’ll be hosting an informal talk about the changing collector car market from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the concours stage.

The Las Vegas Concours takes place at DragonRidge Country Club from October 25-28. Learn more here.

Upcoming Concours:

October 25-28: Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, www.lasvegasconcours.com

October 24 through November 3: 18th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Read More

Keith’s Blog: World of Speed Motorsports Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees

The World of Speed Motorsports Museum celebrated motorsports personalities who have a connection to the Pacific Northwest on Saturday night.

I attended with SCMer Michael Pierce and World of Speed two-time summer program alumnus Bradley Martin.

Located just south of Portland in Wilsonville, Oregon, the World of Speed is a hub for car activities of all kinds.

It hosts a weekly Cars and Coffee. There is a different focus each Saturday, ranging from Porsches to Hot Rods to 4x4s.

This Read More

Inaugural Audrain Concours a Huge Success

Newport, Rhode Island is synonymous with history, luxury and sport.

It is home to the first U.S. Tennis Championship, the first international polo match and has been a central part of the America’s Cup. Nothing is more luxurious than the sprawling mansions — referred to as “cottages’ by their initial owners — that line select streets.

The inaugural Audrain’s Newport Concours Motor Week, held October 3-6, continued this theme. Jay Leno served as Chairman and SCM’s own Donald Osborne Read More

Keith’s Blog: A New Kind of Car Event

The celebrity-driven Lifestyle Weekend is emerging as a new wave of car events. I’m just returning from the inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, where the backdrop of downtown Chattanooga, a 1.5 mile flat-out time trial against the clock along the Tennessee River and various celebrity panels provided three full days of engagement for owners and enthusiasts.

In fact, the entire downtown area became one non-stop celebration of motorcars.

Just last week was the debut of Audrain’s Newport Concours and Read More