Meet Keith Martin at the Las Vegas Concours

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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

Keith’s Blog: “While You’re in There”

Fixing cars on the cheap never works out well.

I was in a planning meeting for the 2020 SCM 1000, and a serious question came up — how many mechanics do we need?

The 2020 SCM 1000 has a spectacular route that includes Mount St. Helens and the Oregon Coast — go to www.sportscarmarket.com/tour-registration to sign up.

We were debating how many sets of mechanics to have along on the tour. In 2018, the SCM 1000’s first year, we Read More

Jon Shirley’s 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C2300MM Touring Takes Best in Show at Crescent Beach

This year’s Crescent Beach Concours, held August 31 at Blackie Spit Park in Surrey, BC, saw 100 cars compete for recognition as the best in their respective classes just a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean.

This year’s Most Elegant Pre-War award winner was Frank Daly’s 1937 Packard V12 Convertible Sedan, while the Most Elegant Post-War award was given to Ken Berrecloth’s 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II.

The Elegance in Motion award went to the Kruissen Family’s 1959 Ford Galaxie Read More