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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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Last chance for close encounter at Roswell salvage yard

Last chance for close encounter at Roswell salvage yard

While most folks identify Roswell, New Mexico, with UFOs and alien encounters, many car guys know it as the location of a massive auto-salvage yard brimming with dry-climate-preserved old vehicles awaiting rescue or to serve as parts sources. While it has no flying saucers, A1 Auto Salvage and Recycling does have 350-400 cars and trucks […]

By September 5, 2014 Read More →
Amelia Island Concours rounds up cowboy-cars class

Amelia Island Concours rounds up cowboy-cars class

Six guns and steer horns will be moseying into the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance next March as the 20th annual event says howdy to its latest featured class: Cars of the Cowboys. These were the unique custom cars that were designed for and driven by the great Hollywood Western stars of the past, from Tom […]

By September 4, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America has Duesey of a sale in Auburn

Auctions America has Duesey of a sale in Auburn

A magnificent 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton topped the bidding at Auction America’s flagship Auburn Fall sale in the luxury car’s home state of Indiana, reaching $1,265,000 to lead the $25.9-million auction held during the Labor Day weekend. The sale of the rare Duesey, with coachwork by LaGrande, was a fitting high mark […]

By September 4, 2014 Read More →
Seized ‘blood-money’ muscle-car collection at auction

Seized ‘blood-money’ muscle-car collection at auction

An impressive group of classic muscle cars, seized by the FBI and known as the “blood-money collection,” comes up for auction September 12 at the U.S. Marshall Service’s facility in Lodi, New Jersey. The nine-car collection includes rare and valuable models, such as a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427 COPO, a 1970 Ford Mustang […]

By September 3, 2014 Read More →
LeMay car museum hosts vintage-motorcycle show

LeMay car museum hosts vintage-motorcycle show

More than 300 classic motorcycles and scooters showed up for the third annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival at LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Known simply as The Meet, the festival attracted owners of pre-1981 bikes from across the U.S. and Canada. Besides the judged show, the gathering included a special display of antique motorcycles, swap meet, […]

By September 1, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 3100 pickup

Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 3100 pickup

A good old pickup truck seems like just the thing for a relaxed Labor Day weekend, so for today’s Pick of the Week, we have a sweet-looking 1954 Chevrolet 3100 that’s for sale on ClassicCars.com from a dealer in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The truck is described as original, powered by its stock Thriftmaster 235-cid inline-6 and […]

By August 29, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Volvo marks 70th anniversary of its first compact car

Volvo marks 70th anniversary of its first compact car

The end of World War II marked a new direction for Volvo of Sweden, moving away from large staid sedans to smaller and sportier cars with their own unique style. Next month, Volvo celebrates the 70th anniversary of the unveiling of its seminal compact car, the PV444, which was presented on September 1, 1944, during […]

By August 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Mecum offers 1,100 classic cars at Dallas auction

Mecum offers 1,100 classic cars at Dallas auction

Mecum Auctions, which now conducts 17 sales of classic cars, motorcycles and farm tractors per year and refers to itself as “the largest collector car auction company in the world,” holds its fourth annual Dallas auction September 2-6 with more than 1,100 vehicles crossing the block. The Dallas sale, one of three annual Mecum auctions […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
Petersen Museum hosts hot rod stamps dedication

Petersen Museum hosts hot rod stamps dedication

The two ’32 Ford highboy roadsters that posed for the U.S. Postal Service’s new Hot Rods Forever Stamps will be shown today at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles during a dedication ceremony of the limited-edition collection. The cars – the red ’32 McGee Roadster owned by well-known collector Bruce Meyer and the black-with-flames […]

By August 27, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: First Porsche Werks Reunion brings them all together

Eye Candy: First Porsche Werks Reunion brings them all together

Photos by Bob Golfen An enthusiastic crowd of Porsche faithful swarmed the Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel for the Porsche Club of America Werks Reunion, a new event added to the calendar during Monterey Classic Car Week. More than 500 Porsches of just about every kind, ranging from early 356 models to the latest […]

By August 25, 2014 Read More →