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.
Dream on, Hemi fanatics, because Mecum has a muscle car coming to auction that’s the stuff dreams are made of. The car is special enough, an all-original 1970 Plymouth 426 Hemi ‘Cuda coupe in immaculate condition. But what puts this ‘Cuda over the top is that it has never been restored. Because why would it […]
Few classic cars have the universal appeal of a truly great Ford Mustang and here’s one for Pick of the Week that is an apparently pristine, very-low-mileage beauty that ticks all the boxes. The 1966 Ford Mustang GT fastback is a rare numbers-matching factory K-Code model, which means it has a special high-performance 271-horsepower 289-cid […]
A pristine 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, one of just 16 “open headlight” versions produced, headlines RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba auction May 23 during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy. The recent consignment of perhaps the most-iconic of all Ferrari road cars leads a […]
In what the Barons auction house described as “frenzied bidding,” a distressed “barn-find” 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental fastback sedan sold for a remarkable $1.1 million this week at the Sandown Park sale in Surrey, England. The Bentley sale is the highest price ever achieved at Barons, which had bids coming in from all over the […]
Fans of The Fast and The Furious movies can get in on the extreme action when the actual 1993 Toyota Supra stunt car used throughout the 2001 film comes to auction next month. Special designed and built for The Fast and The Furious by movie-prop and special-effects veteran Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in […]
Yet another amazing British “barn find” comes to auction next month, a single-family-owned 1973 Jaguar E-type roadster that has been stashed away for more than a quarter century and has just over 7,700 miles on its odometer. The Series II E-Type with V12 engine and manual transmission will be offered in all its dusty glory […]
Herbie Goes to Palm Beach could have been the title of Barrett-Jackson’s 13th annual Florida auction, where 98.3 percent of the cars sold for a total of $22 million (including auction fees), and a genuine Love Bug used in the Disney movie series set a world record for a Volkswagen beetle sold at auction. More […]
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, […]