Latest news

Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight #14 – John Temerian – President of Curated and Founder of the Miami Concours and Countach Rally

Buy, Sell, Hold returns this week with a spotlight on Curated President and Founder of the Miami Councours and Countach Rally John Temerian. John and host Darin Roberge discuss Curated’s unique and exciting inventory, the budding retro supercar market, the importance of carrying on family tradition through collector cars and […]

Keith’s Blog: The End of Car Tours?

The next five years will be a telling time for car tours. If entrants and organizers don’t play their hands correctly, tours as we know them may disappear. There is a growing dichotomy between the performance ability of new cars and the consequences of a mishap. We were reminded of […]

Guest Blog: SCM Goes Gambling

The Gambler 500 Rally is in some ways the polar opposite of Sports Car Market. Where we mainly concern ourselves with highly collectible cars in top condition, the cars of the Gambler lean mightily towards the “disposable” end of the spectrum. While the event no longer has a $500 rule, […]

The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship?

Just in case you’re one of the few SCMers who haven’t heard about it, RM Sotheby’s set a new world record for the highest automobile sales price ever achieved. On May 5, it auctioned a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe that was part of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Collection, selling it […]

Movin’ On Up

1983 Datsun 280ZX Lot 71890, s/n JN1HZ04S8DX576102. 8k miles. “Fuel-injected 2.8-liter L28E inline-6, 5-speed manual transmission, French Beige Metallic paint, red velour upholstery, removable glass roof panels, 14-inch alloy wheels, power windows and mirrors, A/C, window sticker.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $58,800. Bring A Trailer, 4/29/22. High prices for earlier […]

The Original Jaguar

This is all Miles Collier’s fault. I attended one of his early symposiums on collecting. I was the guest of noted collector and Lamborghini expert Simon Kidston. During the seminar, I was first introduced to the notion that we were not owners, but just the current caretakers of our cars. […]

Fact or Fiction?

In my just-released book The Archaeological Automobile, I write that all restoration is fictional. What I mean is that despite the most careful effort and the most meticulous research, the resultant job will be no more than an approximation of the automobile’s lost reality. “But surely not!” I hear hundreds […]

A Rising Sun Also Sets

Mazda’s FD3S third-generation RX-7 is hot in so many ways. First, it’s in demand. You can count on one hand the number of these cars that have sold for less than $30k on Bring a Trailer since 2020 — with the best reaching  $80k. So, as affordable classics go, the […]

Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight #12 – Steve Kittrell – Sales Manager of Mohr Imports & Founder of Veloce Valuations

This week, Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight welcomes Mohr Imports Sales Manager and Veloce Valuations Founder and President Steve Kittrell. Steve and host Darin Roberge talk Mohr’s iconic location and innovative approach, the inception of Veloce Valuations and its growing brand, a fantastic recent barnfind and Steve’s strong list of Concours judging credentials. Join us every Monday night at […]