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.
As a reminder of Memorial Day, the Pick of the Week is a meaningful relic of the immediate post-World War II era, one of the first civilian pickup trucks to be produced as the conflict was ending. This rare 1945 Ford pickup looks more like a piece of industrial art than a 70-year-old workhorse. Simple […]
What better place for the Russo and Steele auction to offer “cars of the stars” than Southern California, where a selection of vehicles once owned by famous celebrities will cross the block at the Newport Beach auction in June? More than 400 sports cars, muscle cars, customs and exotics are expected for this third-annual Russo […]
Erik Carlsson, who devoted his career to Saab and became one of the greatest rally racers of all time, has died in England at the age of 86. Famous for competing in tiny Saab sedans with two-cycle engines and for winning against much more powerful and advanced rally machines, he was nicknamed “Carlsson On the […]
The highest online sale for a Bonhams classic car auction happened Sunday when a 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe sold for €1,495,000 ($1,624,000 at the current exchange rate) during the Spa Classic sale at the famed Belgian grand-prix racing circuit. The sale was part of a record €5,497,918 (nearly $6 million) […]
A 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider was named best of show at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held Sunday at the historic resort on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy. The ruby-red Alfa sports car, styled by Zagato, arrived in Italy fresh from taking best of show honors at the […]
Famed racing driver Stirling Moss, much in the news lately because of his many appearances at concours and other events, has consigned a vintage competition Porsche from his own collection to the Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The 1961 Porsche RS-61, like the agile RennSport race cars that Moss […]
The Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance ups its game once again with the addition of vintage motorsports to the March calendar of classic car happenings. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association announced Friday that it will join the Florida concours, one of the nation’s leading automotive events, with four days of historic racing at nearby Fernandina […]
Lifelong auto enthusiast David Swig, son of the late founder of the California Mille, Martin Swig, has joined the team of global car specialists with RM Sotheby’s, the auction company has announced. Formerly a car specialist with Bonhams, David Swig comes from a family of car people – his father was a leading vintage-motoring devotee […]
Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, and what better way to enjoy the warmer weather than at the wheel of a vintage British roadster. Wind in the hair driving, along with lusty engine sounds, sharp steering and responsive handling, are the things that make little British sports cars enduring favorites. The Pick of the […]
Nearly every SUV these days is a crossover, recognition of the fact that while many people want to ride tall in the saddle and have lots of room for people and stuff, they also want a vehicle that drives like a passenger car. Thus, stylish wagons that look sort of like trucks but are built […]