Author Archive: Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle.
He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs.
A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.
Once again, the auctions of Monterey Classic Car Week next month appear to be a Ferrari wonderland of fabulously rare and valuable sports cars and race cars that wear the prancing horse. Seven- and eight-figure sales should be plentiful, as they were during last year’s Ferrari lovefest. Here’s another one to watch: RM Sotheby’s has […]
The Studebaker Golden Hawk was the original performance car for the South Bend, Indiana, automaker, the most muscular version of the regular hardtop that was developed from the sleek 1953 Starliner coupe created by the great industrial designer Raymond Loewy. This Pick of the Day is a terrific-looking 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk powered by Studebaker’s […]
The 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has chosen the exotic Spanish marque Pegaso to be featured during its March 2016 event, concours official have announced. Pegaso, a manufacturer of trucks and buses, built just 84 sports cars during a seven-year run in the 1950s, but their advanced design, high performance and unique style had […]
The events of Monterey Classic Car Week start Friday, August 7, when 30 vintage race cars roar through the streets of downtown Monterey for a motorsports car show, giving spectators a close-up taste of the competition that will take place at nearby Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The diverse collection of competition cars – including a […]
Coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi created some of the most evocative automobiles of the Classic Era, their flowing streamlined designs most often adorning the greatest luxury and performance cars of the day. The Delahaye 135M Narval, completed in 1947, is one such masterwork, an over-the-top example sold to the president of an Ohio ladies footwear company. […]
The Pick of the Day is a rare old-timer in apparently great condition that presents the opportunity to get into a real vintage head-turner from the Roaring ’20s for a reasonable price. “This handsome 1928 Buick Master Six Model 47-S sedan is one of those big, powerful, capable cars which, for reasons we can’t quite […]
Just when you thought there were no more automotive relics of movie and motorsports icon Steve McQueen, along comes another piece of his fabulous personal history. This time, it’s the last car special-ordered by the King of Cool, a 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera, the ultra-performance version of the 911 that’s as emblematic of the […]
If this blue Bentley could only talk, what tales it could tell about its astonishing adventures with Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones. This was in the swinging ’60s, when the rock star was high on success and any number of illegal substances. The car would transport Richards, his band mates and their collection of […]
Rescuing a desirable classic car from long-term, often-neglectful storage is something akin to finding buried pirate treasure, or an old-masters painting in Aunt Tillie’s attic. They’re called “barn finds” whether they’ve been pulled out of a garage, a shipping crate or even a parking structure. In the case of the Pick of the Day, we […]
Three significant Porsche works race cars, including a spectacular 1960 RS60 four-cam Spyder, have been added to Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction in August. The historic Spyder, raced by the factory team in grueling endurance competition at Le Mans, Sebring, the Nürburgring and the Targa Florio, is the star of a nine-car private collection […]