Blogs

Keith’s Blog: The Ladder to Nowhere

I recall when we bought our first Land Rover Discovery. We were at a Silver Auction in Portland. My daughter Alexandra was in high school. The Disco had been entered by a local dealer known for the brilliant presentation of his inventory – sometimes referred to as “putting lipstick on […]

Keith’s Blog: I Passed a Car!

The moment is indelibly ingrained in my memory bank. I was on a 140-mile tour around Mt. St. Helens in Washington state. There were 34 of us on the tour, ranging from the SCM 1965 Volvo 122S to a slew of modern big-butt Porsches. We were participating in a Drive […]

Keith’s Blog: Iso Lele or Ferrari 400i?

I continue to tiptoe through the automatically equipped tulips of the collector car world. Due to our ingrained disdain for slushboxes (well-deserved, given the Jurassic technology of the most-often used three-speed Borg Warner 35 tranny), these cars can be bought at a substantial discount from their manual-shift brethren. While my […]

Keith’s Blog: Any Excuse for a Road Trip

“Portland has the worst air quality of any city in the world.” That was an Internet headline on Sunday, Sep. 13. Of course, COVID-19 has kept me and Bradley from socializing much since March. Now, the smoke from the wildfires raging on the West Coast forced us to stay indoors. […]

Keith’s Blog: The E-Type’s First Show

Gatherings of British Cars over the Labor Day weekend is a tradition throughout much of the U.S. This year, a “British Invasion Show and Shine” was held at Alderbrook Park in Brush Prairie, Washington. A 30-mile drive, predominantly on back roads, it would be a perfect opportunity to use our […]