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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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2015 Goodwood Festival theme: ‘Flat-out and Fearless’

2015 Goodwood Festival theme: ‘Flat-out and Fearless’

“Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge” has been announced as the official theme for the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, an annual motorsports celebration and hill-climb for historic and modern race cars that takes place June 25-28, 2015, on the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. “ ‘Flat-out and Fearless’ typifies some […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1929 Willys-Knight roadster

Pick of the Week: 1929 Willys-Knight roadster

When people hear Willys, they think Jeep. Starting with the World War II workhorse through the unique civilian models of the 1950s, Jeep put Willys on the map for postwar generations. But for those with an eye for the classics, Willys is remembered for its lineup of elegant, moderately priced automobiles dating back to the […]

By November 7, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
RM to auction 132 cars from Sam Pack collection

RM to auction 132 cars from Sam Pack collection

A Texas-sized herd of top-grade collector cars comes to auction next week when RM Auctions offers 132 vehicles from the immense collection of Dallas auto dealer and renowned car enthusiast Sam Pack. The sale will be held by RM and its Auctions America division November 14-15 at the Pack Automobile Museum in Farmers Branch, Texas, where […]

By November 6, 2014 Read More →
750 collector cars readied for Mecum Anaheim auction

750 collector cars readied for Mecum Anaheim auction

A 2006 Ford GT with only seven miles on its odometer, a bright-red 1970 Plymouth Superbird with a 440 cid V8 and four-speed stickshift, and a 616-horsepower 2006 Calloway C16 Corvette – the first C16 convertible built by the custom-performance specialists – are some of the highlights of Mecum Auction’s sale at the Anaheim Convention Center […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
Amelia Island Concours honors 1930s BMW 328

Amelia Island Concours honors 1930s BMW 328

The BMW 328, the German automaker’s landmark sports roadster of the 1930s, will be showcased at the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2015. Introduced in 1936 and built through 1940, the petite 328 boasted elegant styling and agile handling, as well as inspired engineering, and it became a strong contender in international sports […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1955 Porsche 356 Cabriolet

Pick of the Week: 1955 Porsche 356 Cabriolet

Just in time for Halloween, a gorgeously restored 1955 Porsche 356 Continental Cabriolet that’s as round and orange as a freshly carved jack-o-lantern. The color is original, according to the Houston dealer who is advertising the drop-top Porsche on ClassicCars.com. The original owner special-ordered the dazzling shade, which was not yet on Porsche’s production palette. […]

By October 31, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Barrett-Jackson launching classic car showroom

Barrett-Jackson launching classic car showroom

Can’t wait for the next Barrett-Jackson collector car auction? Starting next month, you can check out the special classic cars for sale any time at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom, which the auction company is opening in Old Town Scottsdale. The showroom, which is being launched November 14-15 with an open house both days from 9 […]

By October 30, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Historic Ferrari 275 GT-class race car in Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

Historic Ferrari 275 GT-class race car in Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

An exceptionally rare and historic Ferrari competition champion from the late 1960s has been consigned for Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction in January. Its eventual hammer price figures to further boost the soaring values of vintage race cars from Modena. The 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti has a well-documented history of racing victories, including […]

By October 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Classic car experts gear up for Road Ready Inspections

Classic car experts gear up for Road Ready Inspections

Buying a classic car is an emotional experience, and sometimes excitement can overwhelm reason. How many times have you or someone you know brought home what was supposed to be a perfectly restored classic only to find out that it wasn’t nearly as good as the seller claimed? That’s especially true when buying a classic […]

By October 28, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Date set for 2015 Collector Car Appreciation Day

Date set for 2015 Collector Car Appreciation Day

The sixth annual Collector Car Appreciation Day, the nationwide celebration of automotive passion that is officially proclaimed by the U.S Senate, will get rolling on July 10, 2015, the SEMA Action Network has announced. That’s the day that everyone with a cool classic car is encouraged to start it up and get it out where […]

By October 27, 2014 Read More →