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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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Eye Candy: American pony cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Eye Candy: American pony cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Photos by Goodwood Festival of Speed Amid all the European finery, vintage race cars and exotics that made up England’s annual Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, there were some familiar faces from this side of the pond. Mustangs, Camaros, Barracudas and a few other pristine examples of American “pony cars” were a featured […]

By July 1, 2014 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson Cup offers $100,000 in prizes for custom-car competitors at Hot August Nights

Barrett-Jackson Cup offers $100,000 in prizes for custom-car competitors at Hot August Nights

More than $100,000 in prizes is up for grabs in the second annual Barrett-Jackson Cup custom-car competition at Hot August Nights, the massive festival of American car culture in Reno, Nevada. Barrett-Jackson, which brings its high-energy classic car auction to the Nevada celebration for the second time   from July 31-August 2, says the Barrett-Jackson Cup […]

By June 30, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

Pick of the Week: 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

This 1973 De Tomaso Pantera is an Italian/American exotic that the seller describes as a low-mileage survivor put back on the road after many years on blocks in climate-controlled storage. With just less than 49,000 miles on its odometer, the Pantera is in all-original condition and is a “very solid car that looks great and […]

Bloomington Gold show revels in Corvette glory

Bloomington Gold show revels in Corvette glory

The Bloomington Gold Corvette Show has seen plenty of changes since it started in 1973, especially in recent years, but it has kept the faith through the decades as an unmitigated celebration of Chevrolet’s fiberglass sports car. During that time, the longest running Corvette show in the country has become synonymous with Corvette excellence, featuring […]

National Automobile Museum torched by arsonist, suspect held

National Automobile Museum torched by arsonist, suspect held

Police have arrested a suspect in the arson fire at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada, where there was damage to the lobby as well as to an Ed “Big Daddy” Roth custom trike that was on display. Timothy Gray, 47, is being held by Reno police on suspicion of setting the museum fire as […]

Porsche 917K from film ‘Le Mans’ in Gooding auction

Porsche 917K from film ‘Le Mans’ in Gooding auction

The stars are aligned. One of the world’s most-desirable vintage race cars is heading to auction at Pebble Beach with near-mythical provenance. Gooding and Company announced Monday that a 1969 Porsche 917K in full Gulf livery will go on sale at its August 16-17 auction that coincides with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. But this […]

Memorable Maseratis on display in Modena exhibition

Memorable Maseratis on display in Modena exhibition

The 100th anniversary of the founding of Maserati is being celebrated in grand style with a sweeping display of the historic marque’s most-significant automobiles at the spectacular Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy. Dubbed “the greatest exhibition of Maserati cars ever staged anywhere in the world,” the show traces the history of Maserati through its […]

By June 23, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: Studebaker Commander convertible

Pick of the Week: Studebaker Commander convertible

Many of the world’s most forward-looking designs are controversial. Case in point: Studebaker’s futuristic 1950-51 models with their rocketship front ends and, in the coupe models, wraparound rear glass. Love them or hate them, those Studebakers today are popular collector’s items, as well as enduring subjects for exotic street rods. Listed on ClassicCars.com is one […]

By June 20, 2014 Read More →
Monterey Motorsports Reunion hosts a celebration day for the cars of Italy

Monterey Motorsports Reunion hosts a celebration day for the cars of Italy

The 100th anniversary of Maserati and a tribute to everything Italian will be celebrated at this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday, August 15, including special benefits for drivers of all Italian cars. Maserati is the featured marque for the 2014 Motorsports Reunion, which will host an expected 550 […]

By June 19, 2014 Read More →
Mecum’s first Seattle auction goes large with top-dog Hemi ’Cuda sale

Mecum’s first Seattle auction goes large with top-dog Hemi ’Cuda sale

The stunning, record-setting sale of a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda convertible for $3.5 million was a strong highlight for Mecum’s inaugural Seattle auction this past weekend. Total sales reached $15,125,097 (including auction fees) with 322 of the 618 collector cars hammered sold. Mecum Auctions inaugural Seattle sale at a glance Total sales $15.1 million Catalog […]