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Keith’s Blog: My Bidder’s Lanyard

I was at my local café for breakfast in Portland. The owner, an Iranian immigrant who has built a good business, stopped by. “Where’d you get that Mecum lanyard?” he asked. He was referring to the Mecum Gold lanyard attached to my iPhone. I had acquired it along with my […]

Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight #29 – Dan Ritopecki – Auctions Director of The Saratoga Automobile Museum

Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight #29 – Dan Ritopecki – Auctions Director of The Saratoga Automobile Museum This week, Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight focuses on Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Motorcar Auction and Naples Motorcar Auction, Auctions Director Dan Ritopecki. Dan and Host Darin Roberge talk current events and attractions at the […]

Second Chance for VehiCROSS

1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS S/N JACCN57X2X7991734. 122,800 miles. “3.5-liter V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission and a 2-speed transfer case, producing 215 horsepower and 230 lb-ft of torque, 15-inch Raguna D-Force wheels, Hella auxiliary lighting.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT $12,540. Cars & Bids, 8/24/22. The VehiCROSS just screams “Y2K!” While we were […]

“This Fool Has Now Set Off To Find His Grail”

I was recently doing my three-times-a-week stroke and cardio rehab at Oregon Health & Science University. My post-exercise resting blood pressure is down to 88 over 58. I haven’t had those numbers since I was a Juilliard dancer. Mobility and shifting are still challenges, but I persevere. To while away the […]

The Case of the Stolen Talbot-Lago

A 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Goutte d’Eau Coupé “Teardrop Coupe,” serial number 90108, one of 16 believed to be made, is at the center of a complicated case that recently took a new turn. In June, the purported mastermind of its 2001 theft, Chris Gardner, was extradited from Switzerland. The car […]

Classic-Car Heist Spoiled

I have always used a collector car as a daily driver. It makes little errands a bit more joyful, and having the car out in public invites conversations wherever I go. My current car is a 1974 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1.3, which I’ve been using since 2015 without any incident […]