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Author Archive: Larry Edsall

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 being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State Univeristy.

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The goddess that saved a French president will be celebrated at Retromobile

The goddess that saved a French president will be celebrated at Retromobile

Some remember it as the car that, despite having two of its tires flattened by bullets, was able to use its unique hydropneumatic suspension to speed French president Charles De Galle away from an assassination attempt. Others may remember the car through the eyes of Roland Barthes, who wrote that it appeared as if the […]

By February 1, 2015 Read More →
Keno brothers share their plans, and their passions

Keno brothers share their plans, and their passions

The photo, as you can see for yourself, shows two adolescent boys, twins actually, stocking caps pulled over matching mops of blond hair on what is obviously a chilly day as they stand perched on the frame rails of an open trailer in front of a rather dilapidated old car. The photo was taken 45 […]

By January 29, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Salon Prive moving, adds supercar competition

Salon Prive moving, adds supercar competition

Salon Prive, one of Europe’s leading concours d’elegance, will celebrate its 10th anniversary September 3-5 with a new venue and a new event. The new venue is Blenheim Palace, built in the early 18th century in Britain’s Oxfordshire countryside. The estate is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and also was […]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Barn-found collection provides spice as Retromobile gears up to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Barn-found collection provides spice as Retromobile gears up to celebrate its 40th anniversary

‘The Past Still Has a Future” is the theme for the 40th Salon Retromobile, Europe’s massive annual classic car celebration and break from winter, which this year takes place February 4-8 inside the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, and not far from the Eiffel Tower. Automakers bring cars from their museums, major classic car dealers […]

By January 28, 2015 Read More →
AACA Museum seeks station wagons for ‘Family Affair’ exhibition

AACA Museum seeks station wagons for ‘Family Affair’ exhibition

The AACA Museum, research center, library and vehicle showcase of the Antique Automobile Club of America, plans a major display of station wagons this summer. “A Family Affair” runs from May 23 through October 12 at the museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and will feature familiar and lesser-known examples of station wagons and will examine their […]

By January 28, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

Driven: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

Forget the commercials that make us suffer through an actor verbalizing his stream of consciousness as he drives what appears to be a meaningless route; there’s some real news for the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company for the 2015 model year. Gone is the 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter V8 that propelled the Navigator in previous […]

By January 28, 2015 Read More →
Hagerty’s new classic car market index reads 70.22 on 100-point scale —- ‘expanding but not overheated’

Hagerty’s new classic car market index reads 70.22 on 100-point scale —- ‘expanding but not overheated’

Hagerty, classic car insurance company and price guide publisher, launched a new marketplace rating tool Monday. In an effort to make the rating easy to understand, it is based on a 100-point scale. Currently, Hagerty says, the classic car market is at 70.22, which means it is “expanding but not overheated.” In a news release, […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →
Arizona Auction Week final tally: Records galore

Arizona Auction Week final tally: Records galore

Very interesting observation in the Hagerty newsletter’s wrap-up of Arizona Auction Week: “Looking at the numbers from a different angle, many unsold cars were bid to amounts that would have purchased them six months ago.” Think about that for a second. Prices that would have bought a car six months ago — say at Monterey […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Arizona Concours d’Elegance 2015

Eye Candy: Arizona Concours d’Elegance 2015

Photos by Larry Edsall The organizing committee of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance didn’t just parade out a bunch of classic cars and generate a lot of money for Make-A-Wish Arizona. The various members put their muscle and their own money where their mouths were and pitched in to make a very unusual — and expensive […]

By January 24, 2015 Read More →
GM Futurliner No. 10 takes a place in the National Historic Vehicle Register

GM Futurliner No. 10 takes a place in the National Historic Vehicle Register

General Motors Futurliners, those big, red, bus-sized display stages riding on eight wheels, have been much in the news lately. There was the one displayed at the SEMA Show in October after its recent restoration at Kindig-it Design. There was the one Ron Pratte sold last weekend at Barrett-Jackson to raise $4 million for the […]

By January 23, 2015 2 Comments Read More →