I’d like to thank everyone who offered their opinions about my desire to mount Hella driving lights on my 1972 BMW 2002tii. I would say that 2/3 of you thought putting lights on the car was a mistake, and all of you were strongly opposed to drilling holes in the […]
Keith’s Blog: The GTV Gets To Go For a Drive
As you know, we’ve been wrestling for a few months to install a rear-seat shoulder harness in the 1967 GTV, so that we could put 5-year-old Bradley there in his booster seat. Early on we gave up on an inertia reel, opting instead for a belt that adjusted both at […]
Jim’s Blog – Hunting for Time in a Drag Car
Everybody has a goal when it comes to their collector cars. I’ve decided that the goal for my ’66 Caprice street/strip car is getting it into the 11s in the quarter mile. I’ve talked about this before. When is the hunt for more speed going one step too far? But I’ve […]
Alex’s Blog: Kicking Tires at Retromobile
Well, I’m back home in Oregon after a whirlwind week in Paris, busily writing down my memories as I recover from jet-lag, trying to keep my daily routine at bay for as long as possible. Here’s a quick summation of my second day.
Sports Car Market Reception at Retromobile
Sports Car Market holds a reception at Retromobile every year, usually has 40 to 50 subscribers in attendance. It was double this last night. With over a 100 SCMer’s plus a few guests, this reception was one for the blogs – and really, the free wine and food had nothing […]
Keith’s Blog: Baguettes, Shoulder Harnesses and Jalopies
See You in Paris First, it’s not too late to call your pilots and get your Bombardier fired up for the trip to Paris. The annual SCM reception at Retromobile will be held on Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:00. Join me, Wendie, Alex and sponsors Donald Osborne and Ed Fallon […]
Keith’s Blog: The Three Amigos Are Ready to Rumble
It may be 45 degrees and raining outside, but there are stirrings in the SCM garage.
Last Saturday, SCM’s SEO guru Michael Cottam and his six-year-old son Benjamin joined me and five-year-old Bradley for a quick shakedown of our 1973 Volvo 1800ES and our 1972 BMW 2002tii.
Keith’s Blog: The Arizona Auctions as a Holiday / Looking for a Duetto
This was the first time in five years I wasn’t shooting episodes of What’s My Car Worth? in Arizona (the Velocity Channel funding for the next season will be released in a few weeks). Consequently, rather than being trapped at a single auction company from 8 am to 8 pm every day, I had the chance to be a civilian and get to nearly every auction, kick tires, see friends and generally enjoy the pleasant weather.
Jim’s Blog – Five Last-Minute Car Guy Gifts
Christmas shopping for car people can be tough, especially when you only have a few days left before the big day. But there are a lot of great gift ideas out there, and you don’t have to spend a lot to make a gearhead happy. Here are a couple of […]
Jim’s Blog – What’s the best winter snow rig?
It doesn’t snow much in Portland, OR. But when December rolls around each year, I always start watching the forecast a little more closely. When the white stuff does start falling, the town more or less shuts down. We don’t salt the roads, and there aren’t many snow plows. Plus, Portland is a hilly […]