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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to writing for ClassicCars.com, Larry oversees automotive enthusiast website iZoom.com, writes a weekly feature for The Detroit News, writes occasional articles for the The New York Times, and teaches as an adjunct member of the faculty at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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‘Shorty’ Mustang concept headed to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale in March, 2015

‘Shorty’ Mustang concept headed to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale in March, 2015

We are still months away from March, 2015, but Auctions America is starting to beat the drums for its annual sale at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where it will offer up the “Shorty” Ford Mustang concept car for bidding. Back when it was developing the Mustang, Ford did a series of concept versions, starting with the […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
People’s choice: Simeone will exercise four cars this Saturday

People’s choice: Simeone will exercise four cars this Saturday

You may remember the story we ran last week about how the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia was inviting everyone to vote to decide which three cars from its collection would participate in the People’s Choice Demo Day this Saturday. Well, not only are the votes in, but they came in record numbers, so […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
Cars will strut their stuff on automotive catwalk at inaugural London Classic Car Show

Cars will strut their stuff on automotive catwalk at inaugural London Classic Car Show

The inaugural London Classic Car Show is taking a cue from the famed London Fashion Week and will feature an automotive “catwalk” that it expects to be “every bit as glamorous, every bit as desirable and every bit as fashionable” as the one featuring human models in the latest design creations. “But there are two […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
Pope’s Harley headed to charity auction

Pope’s Harley headed to charity auction

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle built for one Pope but presented to his successor will be sold with no reserve at Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques du Monde sale February 5 in the Grand Palais in Paris. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Friendly World Association charity. The motorcycle is a FLSTC 103 Heritage Softtail Classic. […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
RM Auctions will handle downsizing of Andrews Collection in May, 2015

RM Auctions will handle downsizing of Andrews Collection in May, 2015

At one point, the father-and-son team of Paul and Chris Andrews had more than 150 vehicles in their classic car collection. However, said Paul, “When you get down to it, the most fun you can have in a car is using it how it’s meant to be used… on the road.” On May 2, 2015, […]

By November 26, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams sets major automobilia auction December 4 in New York

Bonhams sets major automobilia auction December 4 in New York

‘Transportation History” is the title of a Bonhams sale of automobilia to be held December 4 at the auction company’s Madison Avenue galleries in New York City. Bonhams said the auction features “an impressive array of historic automotive-related collectibles, from original artworks — such as oil paintings, period sculptures and rare advertising posters — to […]

By November 26, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams adds third auction at Goodwood in 2015

Bonhams adds third auction at Goodwood in 2015

Bonhams will stage a third auction in 2015 at Britain’s historic Goodwood racing circuit with the addition of a sale March 21 during the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting. Bonhams already stages auctions during the Festival of Speed (in late June) and the Goodwood Revival (in mid-September). “Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting completes our trio […]

By November 26, 2014 Read More →
Another accolade for Simeone museum’s Daytona coupe

Another accolade for Simeone museum’s Daytona coupe

At a black-tie gala in England, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX2287) owned by the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum of Philadelphia added another award to its growing list of accolades by being recognized as Car of the Year at the 2014 International Historic Motoring Awards program. Earlier this year, the car that broke 23 records […]

By November 24, 2014 Read More →
1934 Bugatti racer on the block Saturday at Leake’s Dallas sale

1934 Bugatti racer on the block Saturday at Leake’s Dallas sale

A 1934 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix racer known as “The Nuttle T-51” will cross the block Saturday at Leake Auction Company’s sale in Dallas Market Hall. The auction begins today and runs through Sunday. The Bugatti (serial number 51153) is one of 40 Type 51s produced between 1931 and 1934 and was originally invoiced […]

By November 21, 2014 Read More →
Simeone museum lets you, the people, pick Demo Day cars

Simeone museum lets you, the people, pick Demo Day cars

OK, we’ll admit it. The primary reason that we’re running this article is that we’re suckers for car collages such as the one above. But there is another reason we’re sharing that wonderful illustration: Each month, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia takes a few cars out of its indoor displays and exercises them […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →