Keith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than thirty years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors and getting involved in their activities throughout the world.
He founded the monthly Sports Car Market magazine twenty-nine years ago, and it has developed into the authoritative informed voice of the collector car hobby. Martin’s second publication, American Car Collector, launched four years ago, continues to be the fastest growing collector car publication in America and his columns on collecting and reviews of exotic cars, including the Ford GT and the Bentley Continental GT, have appeared in the New York Times.
Noted for his onstage wit, warmth and deep knowledge of collectible cars, Martin has been an emcee at Pebble Beach, the Concours of America, Concorso Italiano, Legends of the Autobahn, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, the Atlanta Concours, Keels and Wheels and many other events. He has hosted numerous television specials, and is the co-host of “What’s My Car Worth” shown on the Velocity channel.
He founded the first professional ballet company in Oregon, Ballet Oregon, was awarded an Oregon Art’s Commission Individual Artist’s Fellowship for new choreography, and was director of dance for the Portland Opera. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Oregon Ballet Theater and a patron of the Portland Art Museum.
Martin lives in Portland, Oregon.