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.
Here’s a car-guy fact that’s probably flown under your radar: In the town of Hillegom, Netherlands, resides the world’s largest private collection of Ford vehicles. The Den Hartogh Ford Museum, started in 1956 by obsessed Dutch collector Piet den Hartogh, holds more than 200 Ford and Lincoln vehicles ranging from 1903 to 1948 models. Now […]
A pair of modern supercars – one domestic, one Italian, each boasting horsepower exceeding 700 – were the top sellers at Barrett-Jackson’s seventh annual Las Vegas auction, which upped its ante with total sales of more than $33.3 million, the most ever, including $1,642,500 raised to benefit local and national charities. As expected, the charity […]
If you have the hankering for a 1920s classic car, and one that is different and unusual enough to draw some attention, here’s a rare and handsome sedan with a twist. As a major plus, the 1927 Willys-Overland Whippet 93A being offered for sale in a ClassicCars.com ad has what appears to be a strikingly […]
The 914 is the Rodney Dangerfield of Porsches. The little mid-engine sports car gets no respect, at least not within the vast pecking order of status-seeking Porsche owners. But the Porsche 914 has lured plenty of fans over the years with its exceptional handling, spare styling and renowned durability. However one might view the 914’s […]
Auctions America enters a new realm of collector-car sales in November when it launches its “Live Virtual” online auction that takes place exclusively on the Internet. Called BidAnywhere, the sale will be a one-day event with an actual auctioneer calling the bids online but with the potential buyers placing bids remotely through a special platform […]
A rising tide lifts all boats, they say, which apparently holds true for Ferraris as well. While stunning multi-million prices for rare, early and competition Ferraris have become the norm in the past few years, values for the lesser production cars from Maranello are following suit, though perhaps not in such a spectacular way. This […]
Forty years ago, a major old-car extravaganza put Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on the map for legions of automotive enthusiasts with a sweeping array of swap meets, specialty vendors and acres of cool vintage cars for sale. Carlisle Events is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with its flagship Fall Carlisle show that started it all. Organizers […]
Chrome was king when Chevrolet rolled out its 1960 Impala, which was the slightly toned-down descendent of the flamboyant 1959 model. Still with its wide rear deck sporting the unique horizontal tailfin treatment, the ’60 models marked the end of General Motors’ most extravagant designs, and for many vintage-Chevy fans, it remains an enduring favorite. […]
The Barrett-Jackson collector-car auction in Las Vegas, the epicenter of celebrity entertainment, will feature luxury cars once owned by two true icons of American music, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, as well as a historic Corvette race car made famous in the movie “Viva Las Vegas.” The seventh-annual Vegas auction, from September 25-27 at the […]
For its second-annual Las Vegas collector-car auction, Russo and Steele has a revised game plan, said auction CEO and co-owner Drew Alcazar. Alcazar, the bearded ringmaster of the high-energy auction, said the September 26-27 sale at the New Tropicana will tap more into the fun, on-vacation aspect of Vegas with a broader range of car values […]