Keith’s Blog: Leave Your Car Alone

I’d like to start following my own advice.

When someone tells me they have acquired a new classic car, one of the first things I say to them is to just leave it alone.

Attend to any basic running and safety issues and have the car inspected. (My 1967 Duetto’s brakes failed 30 miles after I bought the car. This happened while I was descending a curved section of a parking garage exit ramp. It created some excitement.)

But don’t Read More

Keith’s Blog: A Renault Le Car Wins SCM Choice at the European Auto Festival!

It’s not as formal as a concours, but more upscale than a cars and coffee.

This was my third year as emcee of the European Auto Festival in Greenville, SC.

Held on a golf course adjacent to an Embassy Suites hotel, the Euro Auto Festival is a delightful event.

The mix of cars is eclectic, ranging from air-cooled Porsche SCs to Jaguar E-types all the way to surprise cars, such as this year’s barn-find Renault Le Car and three Opel Read More

Keith’s Blog: A Ferrari Road Trip Gone Awry

“I thought you were shooting a gun at me.”

That’s what the police officer said when he pulled us over in Coos Bay, OR.

We were an unlikely group of adventurers. Me, co-conspirator Richard Lincoln (of Bradley GT and Autozam fame), my son Bradley — and Carrera, Richard’s cockapoo dog.

I decided a couple of months ago that I really needed to own a Ferrari 308 GT4. Maybe it was the changing of the seasons, maybe it was the Keto Read More

Keith’s Blog: The Petersen Gala and the Mullin museum

There was a new Ferrari Lusso waiting for me at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Silver and red, like the exterior of the museum, the 4-seat rocket was sleek and menacing.

It was a museum-themed weekend for me in Los Angeles. The Petersen was having its annual gala — and celebrating 70 years of Porsche at the same time.

The gala, with its rooftop tent erected just for this occasion, was a sold-out success. Wolfgang Porsche was presented the 2018 Icon Read More

Keith’s Blog: Put The SCM 911 Into Your Garage!

Suddenly we have more cars than we have parking spaces. It’s those darn “accidental purchases” catching up with me.

So our 911 has to go.

It’s a 2003 996 6-speed coupe with sunroof. It’s an unusual and attractive seal gray with a light gray interior. The wheels have been powder-coated a dark gray. The VIN of the Porsche is WP0AA29973S620903.

We bought it about a year ago, and it’s been a delightful car. Read what I had to say about it Read More