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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.

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Eye Candy: Goodguys ends 2014 season with huge Southwest Nationals

Eye Candy: Goodguys ends 2014 season with huge Southwest Nationals

Photos by Bob Golfen and Larry Edsall The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association ended its 2014 car-show season last weekend with a massive turnout for the 17th annual Southwest Nationals at WestWorld in Scottsdale. The colorful swarm of hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics totaled 3,423, more than a 10-percent increase compared with […]

By November 18, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America readies ‘virtual live’ all-Internet sale

Auctions America readies ‘virtual live’ all-Internet sale

Auctions America launches a new kind of collector-car auction Friday with a live sale that takes place entirely online. The one-day, BidAnywhere auction starts at 1 p.m. ET with 65 vehicles for sale. There will be a live auctioneer calling the bids, but potential buyers will place their bids remotely, from anywhere in the world, […]

By November 17, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1972 AMC Javelin police-car tribute

Pick of the Week: 1972 AMC Javelin police-car tribute

“Tribute cars” are generally nothing to get excited about. Among their numbers, countless Mustangs turned into Eleanors, Chargers turned into General Lees and Furys turned into Christines. And, of course, the many clones of Copo Camaros and the like. Often, they are just kitschy replicas of the real thing. But sometimes a tribute car that […]

By November 14, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Famed Wellborn muscle-car collection in Mecum auction

Famed Wellborn muscle-car collection in Mecum auction

Muscle-car fanatics go goggle-eyed whenever they hear mention of the vaunted Wellborn Musclecar Museum Collection, a spectacular trove of rare and impressive performance icons from Mopar, GM and Ford. So the torque addicts should take notice that 25 of those cars, nearly half of the collection, are going up for sale when Mecum holds its […]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →
Goodguys caps 2014 shows with Southwest Nationals

Goodguys caps 2014 shows with Southwest Nationals

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association wraps up its 2014 season this weekend when the 17th annual Southwest Nationals rolls into WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. More than 3,000 hot rods, customs, muscle cars and classics are expected to take part in the sweeping showcase of automotive artistry scheduled Friday through Sunday. The Scottsdale show will […]

By November 11, 2014 Read More →
2015 Goodwood Festival theme: ‘Flat-out and Fearless’

2015 Goodwood Festival theme: ‘Flat-out and Fearless’

“Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge” has been announced as the official theme for the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, an annual motorsports celebration and hill-climb for historic and modern race cars that takes place June 25-28, 2015, on the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. “ ‘Flat-out and Fearless’ typifies some […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1929 Willys-Knight roadster

Pick of the Week: 1929 Willys-Knight roadster

When people hear Willys, they think Jeep. Starting with the World War II workhorse through the unique civilian models of the 1950s, Jeep put Willys on the map for postwar generations. But for those with an eye for the classics, Willys is remembered for its lineup of elegant, moderately priced automobiles dating back to the […]

By November 7, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
RM to auction 132 cars from Sam Pack collection

RM to auction 132 cars from Sam Pack collection

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 […]

By November 6, 2014 Read More →
750 collector cars readied for Mecum Anaheim auction

750 collector cars readied for Mecum Anaheim auction

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 […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
Amelia Island Concours honors 1930s BMW 328

Amelia Island Concours honors 1930s BMW 328

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 […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →