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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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Mecum auction tops $31.4 million in Dallas

Mecum auction tops $31.4 million in Dallas

After the rush of multi-million-dollar Ferraris and other seemingly unobtainable exotics at the recent Monterey collector-car auctions, it’s a relief to see the results of Mecum’s Dallas auction, where Chevys and Fords topped the bidding. Total sales at Mecum’s fourth annual Dallas auction came to $31,428,039, with 766 of the 1,155 cars going to new […]

By September 10, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Alfa roadster wins England’s posh Concours of Elegance

Alfa roadster wins England’s posh Concours of Elegance

Britain’s prestigious Concours of Elegance is unique among such top-echelon classic car events in that its venue changes every year, though it always is held on the grand landscaped lawns of a Royal Palace. The Concours of Elegance is posh in every sense of the word, with the third-annual gathering last Sunday at one of […]

By September 9, 2014 Read More →
Matchbox toy show at Antique Automobile Club Museum

Matchbox toy show at Antique Automobile Club Museum

The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, hosts its fourth annual Matchbox Collectors show on September 21, featuring the tiny die-cast cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and other fun vehicles produced in England long before there were Hot Wheels. Matchbox toys by Lesney started the trend of miniature toy cars in 1953 with the […]

By September 8, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1970 Challenger from ‘The Bucket List’

Pick of the Week: 1970 Challenger from ‘The Bucket List’

If a Hemi-powered muscle car is on your personal bucket list, here’s a 1970 Dodge Challenger with loads of bucket-list experience — Hollywood style. Matter of fact, this Challenger is the very car driven by Jack Nicholson in the 2007 movie, The Bucket List, according to the California seller who’s advertising the hardtop on ClassicCars.com. […]

By September 5, 2014 Read More →
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 →