Best of John Draneas’ Legal Files


Among the many contributors to Sports Car Market over the years, few have amassed the devoted and loyal following that John Draneas has with his monthly column, Legal Files. Thanks to a sharp mind that can reduce the most complex legal issues to their most salient points, Draneas never fails to educate and entertain with his thoughtful prose. With his unique insights and perspectives on the hobby, The Best of Legal Files is an indispensable resource for collectors and enthusiasts to learn from the mistakes made by others.

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In a time when magazines are suffering, Sports Car Market thrives with features on cars we all aspire to own, auction results that keep us informed, and legal opinion that keeps us out of jail. – Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours

In Legal Files, John Draneas provides priceless information contained in one easy-to-read volume. In straightforward, understandable sentences, he describes various experiences, offers explanations, and then guides us through more heady issues… I found the stories fascinating, the results anxiously anticipated as one reads, and, frankly, it’s as hard to put down as the best novel. – Fred Simeone, Founder of the Simeone Automotive Museum

What makes John’s work so memorable … is the clear, common sense advice that allows the mindful reader to avoid the lurking heartbreaks and to maximize the rewards of messing around in old cars. Having The Best of Legal Files is a required addition to the tool boxes of old car lovers. – Miles Collier, Respected collector and founder of The Revs Institute

Read our latest reviews in the June 2021 issue of Sports Car Market Magazine. 

Foreword by Keith Martin
6×9 inches • 316 pages • 90 images
Limited first edition run