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.
Photos by Bob Golfen The baseball field at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Arizona, where major league baseball’s Los Angeles recently wrapped up spring training, hosted a sparkling sendoff Saturday for the 25th annual Copperstate 1000 vintage road rally. Where pro ball players had been snagging flies in the outfield now was parked a stunning collection […]
Racing great Vic Elford, one of the fastest drivers of the 1960s and ’70s, and mainly in Porsches, will be guest of honor at the Concours d’Elegance of Texas to be held April 25-26 at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. Known as “Quick Vic,” the London-born Elford was an impressively […]
There are certain cars that instantly make me think of Barrett-Jackson, which holds its three-day Palm Beach, Florida, collector-car auction starting today. The Pick of the Week is one of those cars, an apparently pristine 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS convertible, which I must admit was one of the dream cars of my youth. Still is, […]
A classic “barn find” story covering 40 years of good intentions will be rolled out in all its dusty glory when the Motostalgia Auction Company presents the Barn Find Collection of Texas during the Brickyard Collector Car Auction on June 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The collector-car auction, held during the SVRA Vintage Racing […]
Bonhams will debut a swank “black-tie” collector-car auction September 5 held in conjunction with the second Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille concours d’elegance in Chantilly, France, the auction house has announced. “We’re delighted to announce this brand-new and exclusive motoring sale, taking place on the luxurious grounds of the Château de Chantilly,” Philip Kantor, […]
Beauty and brawn, the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular race cars ever created. With exquisite styling by Pininfarina and coachwork by Scaglietti, the aluminum-bodied sports racer is stunning in appearance and performance. Only 45 of the competition-lightweight Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinettas were built, and this […]
The gigantic V8-powered AutoFair currently under way at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina has me focused on classic muscle cars, so here’s a high-performance all-American beauty for Pick of the Week. This is a real-deal 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible, according to the Rockville, Maryland, classic car dealer placing the advertisement, with matching numbers […]
If you think a Volvo station wagon sounds like the ultimate in dullsville, think again, because the latest compact five-door from the Swedish automaker goes way beyond mere utility. The 2015 Volvo V60 is one of the sleekest wagons out there and the T6 R-Design version that I drove cranks it up in performance and […]
A quarter century has passed since an elite group of more than 50 classic automobiles departed from the Phoenix Art Museum for the first Copperstate 1000 road rally, a thousand-mile tour of Arizona’s famous back-road scenery. Now one of the nation’s premier classic car events, the Copperstate 1000 celebrates its 25th anniversary by staging its […]
The 1948 Davis Divan is an automotive oddball, an ultra-aerodynamic car with three wheels, four-abreast seating and aircraft styling. It was the product of one man’s passion and was touted as the ultimate car of the future. His plan was to mass produce the cars, but just 17 were built in a former hangar at […]