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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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Breaking News: Hemi ’Cuda convertible scores record $3.5 million winning bid at Mecum auction in Seattle

Breaking News: Hemi ’Cuda convertible scores record $3.5 million winning bid at Mecum auction in Seattle

An exceptionally rare and original 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda 4-speed convertible soared to a record-breaking sale with a winning bid of $3.5 million Saturday at Mecum’s first Seattle auction. In about eight minutes of heated phone bidding, with the seller standing on stage and holding fast to his reserve price, the authentically restored muscle car […]

Pebble Beach Concours adds 2 new classic car events

Pebble Beach Concours adds 2 new classic car events

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has added two new events to its already busy calendar for Pebble Beach Automotive Week on the Monterey Peninsula in August – the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum and the Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo. With 2014 marking the 64th year of California’s world-famous Pebble Beach Concours, the new events […]

By June 13, 2014 Read More →
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 →