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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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Bonhams lands Herb Harris Collection for Vegas motorcycle auction

Bonhams lands Herb Harris Collection for Vegas motorcycle auction

Think “auctions” and “January” and you probably envision classic cars being sold in Phoenix and Scottsdale. But the 2015 auction calendar actually begins a few days earlier and a few hundred miles to the northwest with a pair of classic motorcycles sales in Las Vegas, where Bonhams sells at Bally’s and Mecum MidAmerica sets up […]

By October 21, 2014 Read More →
Goodwood sets dates for 2015 Festival, Revival

Goodwood sets dates for 2015 Festival, Revival

In England, Goodwood Motor Sport has announced 2015 dates for its Festival of Speed and Revival meeting, though the news release adds that the dates are “provisional.” The Festival of Speed, which includes the hill climb, is scheduled June 25-28. The Revival meeting will be staged September 11-13 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. For additional […]

By October 21, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour (in Arizona)

Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour (in Arizona)

Photos by Larry Edsall   Passing cars When you can’t see May get you a glimpse Of eternity Burma-Shave Weather did its best to ruin the inaugural Route 66 Motor Tour, which drove through a few days of rain in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma before encountering tornado-like conditions in the Texas panhandle. Some folks turned […]

By October 20, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Corvette museum reveals Skydome repair plan details, timetable

Corvette museum reveals Skydome repair plan details, timetable

  Officials of the National Corvette Museum met Wednesday with contractor staff and engineers to review “the plan, process and timeline for remediating the sinkhole and repairing the Skydome building,” the museum said in a news release. That construction is to begin November 10 at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and scheduled for completion […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Carlisle Auctions has best sale since its return

Carlisle Auctions has best sale since its return

Since getting back into the classic car auction business in November 2012, Carlisle Auctions has staged four sales, the most recent earlier this month in conjunction with the Fall Carlisle event at the Carlisle Expo Center in Pennsylvania. Sales totaled more than $3 million, and Carlisle Auctions reported that it enjoyed its best sell-through rate […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →
LeMay announces three major exhibitions for 2015

LeMay announces three major exhibitions for 2015

LeMay — America’s Car Museum used the opening Wednesday of the annual Seattle Auto Show to announce three new exhibits that will open during 2015. They are American Muscle: Rivals to the End, Ford F-Series: The Truck That Grew Up with America, and a revamped Route 66 display. The first to open, Ford F-Series, on […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →
Goodguys set their 2015 events calendar

Goodguys set their 2015 events calendar

Something new, something old… It’s not just for weddings anymore, it also applies to the 2015 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s events schedule. The something new is the inaugural Goodguys North Carolina Nationals, scheduled for April 17-19 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. The something old is the return to the […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →
After 215 countries and 559,000 miles, ‘Otto’ goes into the Mercedes museum

After 215 countries and 559,000 miles, ‘Otto’ goes into the Mercedes museum

All Gunther Holtorf and his late wife Christine wanted to do was to see how many countries they could visit in “Otto,” their Mercedes-Benz 300 GD. Turns out — a quarter-century and 559,000 miles later — the number was 215. And now, in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of Mercedes’ go-anywhere — and apparently go-everywhere […]

By October 14, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Racing champion’s F40 sets pace at Bonhams’ Zoute auction

Racing champion’s F40 sets pace at Bonhams’ Zoute auction

Bonhams’ Zoute sale isn’t the most significant — only 38 cars were offered last weekend at the seaside resort of Knokke-Le-Zoute in Belgian — but the auction is held in conjunction with the Zoute Grand Prix Rally and Concours d’Elegance and attracts an active group of classic car collectors and an interesting array of cars.,/p> […]

By October 14, 2014 Read More →
‘Family’ cars do very well at RM’s Hershey auction

‘Family’ cars do very well at RM’s Hershey auction

This being Hershey, not Monterey, the catalog for the annual RM Auction was packed with pre-war classics, not Ferraris and similar multi-million-dollar sports cars. Nonetheless, the sale generated $14,074,250 in transactions and a very strong 93-percent sell-through rate. “We’re ecstatic about the results,” RM car specialist Gord Duff said in a post-event news release. The […]

By October 13, 2014 Read More →