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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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Peter Klutt car collection readied for Gooding auction

Peter Klutt car collection readied for Gooding auction

Gooding & Company has lined up a strong array of high-value post-war sports and GT cars for its Monterey auction in August, featuring a group of cars from the collection of Peter Klutt, the host of the TV show Dream Car Garage. Klutt, the owner of Legendary Motorcars, has consigned 13 cars to the Gooding […]

By June 18, 2015 Read More →
Mecum kicking off inaugural Denver auction

Mecum kicking off inaugural Denver auction

Mecum Auctions adds another event to its busy schedule with the inaugural Denver sale June 26-27 at the Colorado Convention Center. The auction company promises 700 muscle cars, sports cars, customs and classics will cross the block. American muscle will be the featured attraction, headlined by a rare 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV (Lot […]

By June 17, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Day: 1951 Nash Rambler Country Club

Pick of the Day: 1951 Nash Rambler Country Club

The Pick of the Day is conceivably the cutest car in the known universe, as chubby and round as a baby panda. This sparkling 1951 Nash Rambler Country Club hardtop is a red-and-white concoction that looks like an ice-cream sundae on wheels. The cheery little Nash is offered for sale by a classic car dealer […]

Pick of the Day: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

Pick of the Day: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

The Ford-powered Sunbeam Tiger once was perceived as the poor man’s Shelby Cobra, being a similar concept of shoehorning an America V8 into a British roadster. But now, Tigers roar with their own performance magic and strong values. Our Pick of the Day is a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK1A that the private seller describes as […]

By June 12, 2015 Read More →
Supercars star at Russo and Steele in Newport Beach

Supercars star at Russo and Steele in Newport Beach

Three modern supercars from three different continents led the bidding at Russo and Steele’s third annual Newport Beach auction, which reported a 71 percent jump in total sales compared with year-ago figures. In preliminary results, the auction reported sales of $7.2 million, which is $3 million more than the total for the 2014 event. The […]

By June 11, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Toyota Prius c hybrid

Driven: 2015 Toyota Prius c hybrid

My favorite form of Toyota’s ubiquitous hybrid car, the Prius c is a subcompact hatchback that delivers sporty handling and a fun driving experience as well as a solid 50 miles per gallon. For one thing, the styling is more expressive and appealing than the doorstop-shaped standard Prius. The car’s design goes a long way […]

Barrett-Jackson moves to days for Hot August Nights

Barrett-Jackson moves to days for Hot August Nights

Barrett-Jackson will move its Hot August Nights auction to daytime hours to allow the crowds to attend both the bidding and the evening hot-rod events in the Reno and Sparks, Nevada, area. The change in hours for the third annual auction reflects the nature of Hot August Nights, according to auction chairman Craig Jackson, because […]

By June 10, 2015 Read More →
Mecum scores nearly $10 million sale in Seattle

Mecum scores nearly $10 million sale in Seattle

A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE led the bidding at Mecum’s collector car auction last weekend in Seattle, where total sales reached $9,517,676. The restored Plum Crazy Challenger, a true R-code car with four-speed manual transmission, sold for a high bid of $185,000 (sales results do not include auction fees). The second-highest sale was for […]

By June 10, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Day: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Pick of the Day: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

This is the 60th anniversary year for the fabulous 1955 Ford Thunderbird, built to compete against Chevrolet Corvette and the onslaught of popular sports cars coming from England and Italy. This was when Ford was just coming out from behind its boxy, conservative post-war look with an array of stylishly modern automobiles. But none showed […]

Pick of the Week: Ferrari 250 GT California replica

Pick of the Week: Ferrari 250 GT California replica

Editor’s note: Pick of the Week is on the move. Starting Monday, this popular feature becomes Pick of the Day, running every weekday, Monday through Friday, bringing you a daily look at some of the most fun, interesting and exceptional vehicles advertised on ClassicCars.com. Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: This car […]