Keith Crain built a reputation in the automotive world by traveling the globe and interviewing some of the most influential individuals in the industry. Over the decades he has broken some of the biggest stories in the car business, while simultaneously balancing being one of the industry’s toughest critics and biggest supporters. His list of friends includes many of the most prolific names within the automotive industry to those outside of it, from Lee Iacocca and Henry Ford II to Ralph Nader and Jesse Jackson. He’s spent countless hours visiting international auto shows, as well as auto manufacturers to speak with executives and workers alike. He joined Automotive News in 1971 to become publisher and editorial director. Today he is the chairman of Crain Communications Inc. and editor-in-chief of Automotive News. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2014 and received the Washington Auto Show’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018—six years after presenting the award to Roger Penske, who turned the tables and presented the award to Mr. Crain.
It is no small wonder that someone with such an impressive automotive career would be drawn to cars of equal provenance. From pre-war classics to modern supercars, his love of automobiles is reflected in his collection. RM Sotheby’s is excited to announce six incredible automobiles from the distinguished collection of Keith Crain offered without reserve at its 22nd annual Amelia Island collector car auction, held 6–7 March at the Ritz-Carlton.
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