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Keith’s Blog: Thirty Alfas, 300 Miles

This past Saturday marked the 44th annual Old Spider Tour. Each year, the Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon (AROO) celebrates the early Spiders by having a tour. The tour commemorates club founder Bob McGill’s purchase of his 1958 Giulietta Spider, new, from Rambo Motors in Portland. He traded in his […]

Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight #5 – Jose Romero – Sales Manager of DriverSource

Buy, Sell, Hold returns this week with a spotlight on DriverSource Fine Motorcars Sales Manager Jose Romero. Jose and host Darin Roberge discuss current and upcoming inventory, recent record sales, further innovating on already innovative platforms and DriverSource’s“tailor-made” philosophy to the collector car industry. Join us every Monday night at 7:00 EST for new episodes of Buy, Sell, […]

Madness For Motocompos

1984 Honda City Turbo II with pair of Motocompo scooters #68113. S/N AA1417834. 33k kilometers (about 21k miles). “Turbocharged 1.2-liter inline 4, 5-speed manual transaxle, white paint with red graphics, blue & gray cloth upholstery, in-dash beverage cooler, 14-inch Volk Racing Turbofan wheels, two 49-cc Motocompo scooters included.” Condition: 2+. […]

Three-Shoes Were Made for Walking

Fred Amigo lived in a modest house on 28th Avenue near Quintara Street in the Parkside District of San Francisco. You could see the Pacific Ocean from the back of his home. I lived eight blocks away at 20th and Taraval. I first met Fred at an Alfa event in […]

Secrets of Online Auction Sellers

“Buying and selling online has fundamentally changed the dynamics of the collector-car market. Presentation plays an essential role in this. Comprehensive photo galleries, videos that range from simple to truly inspirational, and the ease of being able to provide more photos and footage moments after a commenter’s request give buyers […]

Hot Hatch Fever

It takes some guts to walk away from everything that made your car company great, but that’s what Volkswagen did in the early 1970s. The 1974 Rabbit (or Golf, depending on your continent) was the replacement for the antiquated air-cooled Beetle. The all-new A1 platform was a complete departure for […]

Keith’s Blog: Euro or U.S. Headlights?

I’m trying to decide whether to convert my 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto headlights to recessed Euro-spec or keep the U.S.-spec chrome trim under the plexi covers. While admittedly a first-world problem, I have been vexed by this question since I purchased my car in 2014. My car, S/N AR661909 (and […]