Best of Keith Martin’s Shifting Gears, Vol. 1


Since the earliest issues of the Alfa Market Letter and on through to its subsequent transformation into Sports Car Market, Publisher Keith Martin has been the voice of reason throughout the ebbs and flows of the collector car hobby. In Shifting Gears, Volume 1, Keith shares his insights and musings into an era when auctions were first shown on television and tired old racing cars became seven-figure collectibles. A master class in automotive history, Keith’s columns provide an educational and entertaining look at where we once were and still provide valuable lessons about where we are headed tomorrow.

SKU: BO-KMSG Categories: ,


Keith’s “Shifting Gears” column never fails to inform and entertain. Reading this collection is like reliving one of the most exciting and turbulent eras in car collecting with an old friend. Don’t miss it. – Wayne Carini, acclaimed master car restorer and TV personality

Keith Martin, the consummate collector car insider, takes us along on a rollicking ride through the 90s, as the car market explodes, dips, realigns and readjusts… Sports Car Market’s panoply of artistic and photo covers over the years are worth the price of this book – but there’s so much more. Like the rest of us, Martin is hopelessly in love with old cars, which means he doesn’t always make the best decisions. If that sounds familiar, you’ll love reading “Shifting Gears.” – Ken Gross, award-winning journalist

Over the years, Keith Martin has tapped into the brain of all of us car enthusiasts. He has brought in the best writers to give the readers an inside look at the market. Keith’s talent, enthusiasm and leadership show through with every issue. – Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours

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

Foreword by “Barn Find Hunter” Tom Cotter
Volume 1: 1993-2004
6×9 inches • 236 pages • 141 images
Limited first edition run