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Keith’s Blog: Welcome Back, Monterey

Like fog off the bay, the money rolled into Monterey last week. By Sunday, it had burned off. Our initial accounting has total sales approaching $352 million for the week. With five auctions and more than 1,000 cars on offer, getting outbid seemed to be the only excuse for not […]

Fast Cars at Furious Prices

1994 Toyota Supra “Fast & Furious” #744. S/N JT2JA82J3R0009030. 38k miles. “Star of not one but two ‘Fast & Furious’ films, used for multiple interior and exterior shots of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ and ‘2 Fast 2 Furious,’ built by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, […]

Using, Breaking and Repairing Your Time Machine

Three cars from the SCM fleet recently completed the 2021 SCM 1000 Classic. While they all finished the tour (“returning home on their wheels rather than a flatbed”), they were walking wounded at the end. This is not a bad thing. Old cars like to be driven, and by putting […]

Your Registration is Canceled

One of the hot segments of the collector-car market is Japanese domestic market (JDM) vehicles. Previously not exported to the U.S., the popularity of JDM vehicles was spurred when the federal government relaxed import requirements for vehicles over 25 years old. A subset of the JDM category are “kei cars,” […]

A True Original

The Audi TT is still in production, but don’t feel bad if you have forgotten. Since its U.S. debut in 2000, the TT coupe and roadster have morphed through three generations, each one becoming more luxurious, tech-laden and powerful than the last. Unfortunately, each iteration has become less memorable. That […]

Keith’s Blog: People Make The World Go Round

Most of us got into the collector-car hobby because of the cars. Vintage cars are shiny and fun and they can do some pretty neat things, from making you money to taking you back in time. But cars are just the hook. What really keeps us involved in the hobby […]

Keith’s Blog: The 2021 SCM 1000 Was a Success!

I participated in my first California Mille in 1992. I had just returned from driving in the 1991 Italian recreation of the event. Segments were carefully timed and you were scored to the 1/1000th of a second. While I enjoyed the event, I despised having my 1947 750cc Siata forced […]