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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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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 […]

Are you a real car person? Take the ClassicCars.com survey and find out for sure

Are you a real car person? Take the ClassicCars.com survey and find out for sure

Some say that being a car guy or gal is a blessing that makes life worth living. Others say it’s a sickness. But whether you love the style, the speed, the camaraderie or just the smell of hot exhaust, being car people often defines who we are, and it sets us apart from people who […]

Boyd Coddington hot rod at Russo and Steele auction

Boyd Coddington hot rod at Russo and Steele auction

One of the last pieces of hot-rod artwork to roll out of the late Boyd Coddington’s famed California shop, a custom 1932 Ford Model B, will be presented for auction at Russo and Steele’s upcoming sale in Newport Beach, California. Coddington, who died in February 2008 at the age of 64, was famous for the […]

By June 2, 2015 Read More →
Shelby Cobra Daytonas to reunite at Goodwood Revival

Shelby Cobra Daytonas to reunite at Goodwood Revival

All six Shelby Cobra Daytona coupes, the groundbreaking aerodynamic race cars designed by Peter Brock for high top speeds at Le Mans, will be brought together, apparently for the first time, during the Goodwood Revival in September. The British classic car lovefest will mark the anniversary of the Ford V8-powered racers debut at Daytona on […]

By June 1, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1945 Ford pickup truck

Pick of the Week: 1945 Ford pickup truck

As a reminder of Memorial Day, the Pick of the Week is a meaningful relic of the immediate post-World War II era, one of the first civilian pickup trucks to be produced as the conflict was ending. This rare 1945 Ford pickup looks more like a piece of industrial art than a 70-year-old workhorse. Simple […]

Celebrity cars star at Russo and Steele auction

Celebrity cars star at Russo and Steele auction

What better place for the Russo and Steele auction to offer “cars of the stars” than Southern California, where a selection of vehicles once owned by famous celebrities will cross the block at the Newport Beach auction in June? More than 400 sports cars, muscle cars, customs and exotics are expected for this third-annual Russo […]

By May 29, 2015 Read More →
Erik Carlsson, rally champion in Saabs, dies at 86

Erik Carlsson, rally champion in Saabs, dies at 86

Erik Carlsson, who devoted his career to Saab and became one of the greatest rally racers of all time, has died in England at the age of 86. Famous for competing in tiny Saab sedans with two-cycle engines and for winning against much more powerful and advanced rally machines, he was nicknamed “Carlsson On the […]

By May 28, 2015 Read More →
Porsche racer reaches highest online sale for Bonhams

Porsche racer reaches highest online sale for Bonhams

The highest online sale for a Bonhams classic car auction happened Sunday when a 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe sold for €1,495,000 ($1,624,000 at the current exchange rate) during the Spa Classic sale at the famed Belgian grand-prix racing circuit. The sale was part of a record €5,497,918 (nearly $6 million) […]

By May 28, 2015 Read More →
1932 Alfa Romeo Zagato wins Villa d’Este best of show

1932 Alfa Romeo Zagato wins Villa d’Este best of show

A 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider was named best of show at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held Sunday at the historic resort on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy. The ruby-red Alfa sports car, styled by Zagato, arrived in Italy fresh from taking best of show honors at the […]

By May 27, 2015 Read More →