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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“It’s alive! It’s alive!” Halloween always gets us thinking about famous horror-movie creepsters, from Count Dracula to Freddy Krueger, but the king of all creature features has to be the woebegone being who lumbered through the classic film Frankenstein. Pieced together from fragments of dead people, Frankenstein’s monster was an experiment gone awry in the […]
Photos by Bob and Marci Golfen An orphan car show might sound like a mournful affair, but it’s really a celebration of great if defunct automotive brands that have been kept alive by dedicated enthusiasts. In Phoenix, the 24th annual Orphan Car Show was held once again in a downtown neighborhood park where dozens of […]