Keith’s Blog: The Red Car That Almost Got Me In Fort Lauderdale

After finishing up our Amelia Island shoot for “What’s My Car Worth,” we traveled south to Fort Lauderdale to record more episodes. We evaluated nearly 50 cars, and the new shows will begin airing in July.

I’ve always liked the Auctions America sale in Fort Lauderdale. Donnie Gould leads the gang there, and they are unfailingly hospitable. We stay at the Hilton across the street from the convention center, and while it is slightly bedraggled and certainly Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“Minor crazing to paintwork, plenty of (s)tile” — David Tobin, via Facebook

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 Read More

Keith’s Blog: Cars Hold Me Prisoner All Week Long

The 19th annual Amelia Island Concours has come and gone.

Our second shooting session for “What’s My Car Worth” is over.

Now all that is left is to gather everything up, throw it in the van and drive south to Fort Lauderdale, where on Wednesday we set up the cameras and start things all over again, except this time at the Auctions America auction.

The week was challenging, with blustery winds, rain squalls and Read More

Keith’s Blog: See You in Florida!

It’s roadtrip time for me again.

It’s a good thing I like cars, as my next two weeks are going to be full of them.

Put Amelia Island weekend, Auctions America in Ft. Lauderdale and What’s My Car Worth into a mixing bowl, and you end up with a ticket on Delta that leaves Portland early today (Tuesday) and gets me home in the evening on Sunday, March 16.

My week starts with shooting episodes of Read More

Keith’s Blog: Does Having a Correct Engine Matter in an Affordable Classic?

First of all, this whole discussion is really the fault of Miles Collier, columnist for SCM and provocateur extraordinaire when it comes to making collectors actually think about what they are doing when they buy and sell old cars.

Prior to meeting Miles, my criteria were simple: I can afford it, and I’ve never had one. And maybe even better it’s red. That buying logic has stretched from a 1962 Thunderbird convertible to three MGBs to a Mercedes-Benz 219 to Read More