Keith’s Blog: Keels & Wheels 2014

There’s something about the highly polished hull of a vintage wooden boat set against blue water that is alluring and exotic.

Part of what makes Keels & Wheels so attractive to me is the combination of restored wooden boats and the tantalizing array of collector cars, all sharing the grounds of the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas (located about 40 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport).

This was the 19th annual Keels & Wheels and my fifth time Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“You know you’ve successfully melded classic luxury with R.V. utility when you’ve got bars on the windows.” — Deez N.

The monthly Mystery Photo has been an SCM tradition for 25 years. Each week, we’ll share one of our “greatest hits” photos from the past and give you a chance to provide a new witty and provocative caption. Each week’s winner will be announced in the Newsletter. Share your caption for this week’s photo in the comments below. Subscribe to Read More

Keith’s Blog: 600 Miles in a 49-year-old Alfa

Every spring the Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon hold the “Old Spider Tour” to celebrate and commemorate the occasion of club founder Bob McGill buying his 1958 Alfa Spider from Rambo Motors.

This year there were six old spiders (three Giuliettas and three Giulias) plus another 16 or so cars, ranging from GTVs and Duettos to a lone GTV-6.

We started at Steamboat Landing Park, just past marker 16 on WA 14 eastbound, ran along picturesque Highway 14, and ended Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“Unsatisfied with the sleeping compartment on his company rig, Wayne took matters into his own hands.” — Deez N.

The monthly Mystery Photo has been an SCM tradition for 25 years. Each week, we’ll share one of our “greatest hits” photos from the past and give you a chance to provide a new witty and provocative caption. Each week’s winner will be announced in the Newsletter. Share your caption for this week’s photo in the comments Read More

Keith’s Blog: Buy, Discover, Spend, Persevere

A couple of weeks ago, restorer Bill Gillham finished up fettling our Alfa Giulia Super and sent it over to Dan Sommers at Veloce Motors for a mechanical checkover.

Here’s the note I just got from Dan:

Keith,

In my earlier note I talked about the list getting longer as I spent more time around your Super. Sorry… More bad news to come.

I changed the oil and noticed that the drain plug looks like Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“No radio, but there is a nifty music box that plays when you open up the hood” — fuzzydice

The monthly Mystery Photo has been an SCM tradition for 25 years. Each week, we’ll share one of our “greatest hits” photos from the past and give you a chance to provide a new witty and provocative caption. Each week’s winner will be announced in the Newsletter. Share your caption for this week’s photo in the comments below. Subscribe to Read More