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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.

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Unique coachbuilt 1966 Ferrari ‘Tre Posti’ offered for first time at Gooding’s auction at Pebble Beach

Unique coachbuilt 1966 Ferrari ‘Tre Posti’ offered for first time at Gooding’s auction at Pebble Beach

Another fantastic Ferrari has been added to the auction docket for Monterey with the announcement that the unique and groundbreaking 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale “Tre Posti” will be featured at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach sale. The one-off prototype – Ferrari’s first mid-engine V12 road-going supercar – is considered an artwork of automotive […]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
‘Reborn’ 1963 Corvette Z06 race coupe going to Mecum auction in Monterey

‘Reborn’ 1963 Corvette Z06 race coupe going to Mecum auction in Monterey

A 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Z06 race car with a storybook tale of loss and rebirth will be up for auction during Mecum Auctions’ Monterey sale in August. The Z06 was originally owned by Oakland, California, racer Paul Reinhart, who was a powerful force among Corvette competitors during the late 1950s and early 1960s. In […]

By July 23, 2014 Read More →
One of world’s rarest competition Ferraris headed to RM auction in Monterey

One of world’s rarest competition Ferraris headed to RM auction in Monterey

An astoundingly rare and valuable 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, one of just three prototypes built, has been announced by RM Auctions as the marquee car for its Monterey sale in August. The competition coupe goes to the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week amid a flurry of auction announcements for incredible, historic Ferrari race […]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1960 Buick LeSabre hardtop

Pick of the Week: 1960 Buick LeSabre hardtop

When the talk turns to tailfins, who could forget the sleek pair that adorned the 1959-60 Buick? Slanted outward from a crested line starting at the front doors, they were a stunning embellishment of sporty style that closed out an exuberant era of car design. The Pick of the Week is a red-and-white 1960 Buick […]

By July 18, 2014 Read More →
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s AC roadster to debut after restoration at 2015 Arizona Concours

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s AC roadster to debut after restoration at 2015 Arizona Concours

The second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, which will feature a special class dedicated to the Cars of Frank Lloyd Wright, has announced the entry for the January 11, 2015, event of a rare piece of motoring history from the intriguing life of the famed architect The 1937 AC 16/80 “Ace” roadster that was owned and […]

By July 15, 2014 Read More →
Coys breaks pair of records in motorcycle auction

Coys breaks pair of records in motorcycle auction

Coys of Kensington celebrated its return to motorcycle auctions by breaking two world records Friday at Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom, one for a brawny American classic and the other for a petite Italian road racer. The 1931 Indian four-cylinder that served as the auction’s featured lot eclipsed previous records with a result of […]

By July 14, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner

Pick of the Week: 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner

By 1954, the domestic automakers were getting into the swing of the ’50s and seeking out ways to set themselves apart. For Ford, the biggest news was the new overhead-valve Y-block V8 that replaced its longstanding side-valve engine. But there was more, and today’s Pick of the Week focuses on a short-lived option that came […]

Rare and mighty 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 convertible featured at Mecum auction in Harrisburg

Rare and mighty 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 convertible featured at Mecum auction in Harrisburg

The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 454 is a true holy grail of the muscle-car era, a one-year-only confluence of ingredients that produced the mightiest Chevelle ever as the decade of unbridled performance drew to a close. Powered by a race-bred 454 cid big block V8 with an advertised 450 horsepower, though contemporary test drivers […]

5,000 vintage British motoring photos go online

5,000 vintage British motoring photos go online

A vast collection of 5,000 vintage photographs chronicling “the golden age of British motoring” has been added to the Motoring Picture Library’s website for public view and purchase. The images from the National Motor Museum Trust’s Bill Brunell Photographic Collection are now available at www.motoringpicturelibrary.com. They include many striking images of motorsports competition from the 1920s […]

Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Among the many beautiful and wildly valuable vintage Ferraris that will be up for auction next month on the Monterey Peninsula is Mecum Auctions’ terrific headliner, a rare 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider with an evocative racing history and back story. Built for the rigors of endurance racing, the V12-powered Ferrari 375 MM is also […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →