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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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Pick of the Week: 1963 Mini Penny Car

Pick of the Week: 1963 Mini Penny Car

“Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes.” And on my car, apparently, in this awesome tribute to The Beatles’ classic hit of 1967. The 1963 Morris Mini Minor has had approximately 4,000 British pennies glued and grouted onto its surface in gleaming homage to “Penny Lane” by a woman in England whose […]

By June 13, 2014 Read More →
1955 Vincent Black Prince motorcycle scores record auction price despite being in pieces

1955 Vincent Black Prince motorcycle scores record auction price despite being in pieces

We’ve all seen motorcycle “projects” stored  in various boxes, a wheel here, gas tank over there, the engine propped up against the wall. Generally speaking, this can be a fine way to obtain a bike that you otherwise could not afford in one piece. You just have to put it all together. Of course, we’re […]

By June 12, 2014 Read More →
Hot Rods Forever stamps launched by Post Office

Hot Rods Forever stamps launched by Post Office

A pair of ’32 Ford highboy roadsters look ready to roar in the U.S. Postal Service’s latest nod to American car culture with its new Hot Rods Forever Stamps. The two freshly minted stamps, one showing a “deuce” in classic black with flames and the other in scarlet red, were recently dedicated as a limited-edition […]

By June 10, 2014 Read More →
Movie, TV car stars featured in EyesOn Design show

Movie, TV car stars featured in EyesOn Design show

What do Whoville, Bullitt, General Lee and the Monkees all have in common? Each of them has a Hollywood connection and a signature vehicle that will be among the featured cars from TV and movies in this year’s EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition. The 27th annual car show, which emphasizes unique and important automotive designs, […]

Pick of the Week: 1970 Saab 96 V4 factory rally car

Pick of the Week: 1970 Saab 96 V4 factory rally car

This Pick of the Week is not your Uncle Olaf’s Saab. It’s an ultra-rare 1970 Saab 96 V4 factory rally car, a full-on dirt-road warrior built for FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) competition. The seller says the car is outfitted with “a bare-metal race-car interior, full roll cage, racing seats with 5-point harnesses, Halda Tripmaster, […]

‘Great’ 1911 Mercer headed to RM’s Monterey auction

‘Great’ 1911 Mercer headed to RM’s Monterey auction

A remarkable 1911 Mercer Type 35 R Raceabout emerging from 65 years of ownership by one of America’s original classic car collections will be a premier highlight of RM Auctions’ flagship sale August 15-16 in Monterey, California. An example of the “Great Mercers” that performed as the seminal sports/racing cars of the era, the Raceabout […]

By June 5, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams scores record-setting auction in Greenwich

Bonhams scores record-setting auction in Greenwich

Bonhams set a resounding record for its 7th annual auction at Greenwich, Connecticut, with a sale of more than $8 million, a 40-percent gain compared with last year, and with a 93 percent sell-through rate. Leading the collection of around 100 cars and motorcycles was a 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 “Periscopica” with just 10,000 […]

By June 4, 2014 Read More →
Arizona Concours sets featured classes, including Pierce-Arrow, Ghia and racing Ferraris

Arizona Concours sets featured classes, including Pierce-Arrow, Ghia and racing Ferraris

Classic American luxury brand Pierce-Arrow, an assemblage of rare pre-1965 Ferrari race cars and the 100th anniversary of the Italian design house Carrozzeria Ghia have been selected as featured classes for the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, scheduled January 11, 2015, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. A special featured class of the unique […]

By June 3, 2014 Read More →
Noted collector Ron Pratte to sell entire classic car, automobilia collection at Barrett-Jackson

Noted collector Ron Pratte to sell entire classic car, automobilia collection at Barrett-Jackson

Ron Pratte, a premier high-end buyer and seller at Barrett-Jackson classic car auctions for more than a decade, will auction off his entire collection at the Scottsdale sale in January. That’s huge news for classic car fans and the millions of people who watch TV broadcasts of Barrett-Jackson auctions, which have made Pratte a familiar […]

Pick of the Week: 1968 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

Pick of the Week: 1968 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

For the first entry in our new ClassicCars.com feature, Pick of the Week, we have a popular low-mileage piece of classic Mopar muscle that the seller claims to be an all-original car in great shape.  The blue 1968 Dodge Coronet Super Bee coupe has just 30,843 miles on its odometer, and it is a numbers-matching […]