Sports Car Market Magazine Looking for Nominees for the Top 40/40 Classic Car Enthusiasts

23.02.2021: Sports Car Market Magazine, the popular publication for classic and collector car enthusiasts, is seeking nominations to honor 40 enthusiasts under 40 years old who are making a difference in the classic-car world.

Sports Car Market Magazine, the popular publication for classic and collector car enthusiasts, is seeking nominations to honor 40 enthusiasts under 40 years old who are making a difference in the classic-car world.

“Anyone participating in the hobby and/or business whose enthusiasm for collector cars deserves to be recognized may be nominated,” said SCM Publisher Keith Martin, who founded the magazine in 1989.

Candidates can come from the business of buying or selling, restoration, aftermarket parts, events, detailing or insurance. Those involved with dealers or auction companies, both online and land-based, are eligible. They can also be collectors, writers and even social-media influencers.

An inaugural group of honorees was chosen in 2017, men and women ranging in age from 23 to 40. This list included enthusiasts and influencers from a variety of hobbies and professions, such as auction specialists, lawyers, sales reps, marketing specialists, CEOs, appraisers and collectors.

“This program became our most popular in terms of industry recognition, so we thought it was time to re-launch it for 2021,” added Martin. The roster of 2017 honorees may be found HERE.

“The demographics of the old-car world are always changing,” said Executive Editor Jeff Sabatini. “In recent years, there’s been more focus across the hobby on boosting interest among younger collectors, who will carry the torch for classic cars well into the future.

“For this reason, we’re seeking to recognize the most enthusiastic and dynamic young influencers in the hobby and business of classic and collector cars. We know they’re out there, and we’re asking our readers and fans to nominate them.”

Nominations may be made by completing a form on SCM’s website at

Nominations may also be mailed to SCM 40, 8835 SW Canyon Lane, Suite 312, Portland, OR 97225.

Nominators should include their own contact information and that of the person nominated, plus a short paragraph explaining why this person is exceptional and worthy of being honored.

Nominees must be younger than 40 as of January 1, 2022. Previous honorees are not eligible. Contact SCM Executive Editor Jeff Sabatini at [email protected] with any questions. Nominations close on May 15, 2021.

About Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market:

Publisher Keith Martin founded the monthly Sports Car Market magazine, based in Portland, Oregon, in 1989, and it has developed into the authoritative voice of the collector car hobby.

Martin has been personally involved with the collector car hobby for more than 40 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.

His columns on collecting and reviews of exotic cars have appeared in The New York Times, and he’s been an emcee at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Concours of America, Concorso Italiano, Legends of the Autobahn, and many other events. He was honored with two of the most prestigious awards in the collector car hobby – The Lee Iacocca Award and the Edward Herrmann Award, and has been inducted into the Concorso Italiano Hall of Fame.

Martin has hosted numerous television specials, was the co-host of “What’s My Car Worth” on the Velocity channel and served as Chairman of the Meguiar’s Collector Car Person of the Year Award. He’s on the Board of Trustees of the LeMay Museum and has served on the faculty of the Collier Museum Symposium on Connoisseurship.

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