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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 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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35 years later, Rob Myers isn’t ready for restoration, he just needs the next deal to do

35 years later, Rob Myers isn’t ready for restoration, he just needs the next deal to do

Rob Myers vividly remembers the first time he took a car he restored to a classic car auction: “I brought my ’57 Cadillac Biarritz convertible to Auburn, Indiana,” Myers said, adding that at the time, such cars were selling at the auction for upward of $50,000. “I had 20 into mine and I’m thinking, ‘I’m […]

Eye Candy: RM Museum

Eye Candy: RM Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall Interesting geographic oddity: Canada may be America’s neighbor to the north, unless you live in or near Detroit. From the Motor City, you have to go south, not north, to reach Windsor, gateway to Ontario, which means crossing the Detroit River by boat, bridge or tunnel. Once in Windsor, you can […]

By July 29, 2014 Read More →
Duesenberg, Bugatti take best-in-show at Detroit’s concours

Duesenberg, Bugatti take best-in-show at Detroit’s concours

Two one-of-a-kind classics — the only 1932 Duesenberg Model J with a Murphy-built Convertible Victoria body and the only 1939 Bugatti T57C with coachwork by Voll & Ruhrbeck — took best-in-show honors Sunday in the 36th annual Concours d’Elegance of America, which was held for the fourth time at The Inn at St. John’s in […]

By July 28, 2014 Read More →
Rockers Mason, Schon to join Jackie Stewart for seminars at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Rockers Mason, Schon to join Jackie Stewart for seminars at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

They won’t be in concert, but Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and Neal Schon, guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, co-founder of Journey and guitarist with Santana, will discuss the connection between music and cars during a Rock n’ Roll themed conversation during The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, on Friday, August 15 on the Monterey Peninsula. Another […]

By July 28, 2014 Read More →
LeMay museum offers two free drive-in movie nights

LeMay museum offers two free drive-in movie nights

It will be drive-in movie night this Saturday, and again August 16, at LeMay — America’s Car Museum. Oh, and the movies can be viewed at no charge, and with the Tacoma skyline and Puget Sound in the background. The feature this weekend is Smokey and the Bandit. On August 16, American Graffiti that will […]

By July 25, 2014 Read More →
Mystery solved, and World War I veteran Cadillac takes its place on the National Historic Vehicle Registry

Mystery solved, and World War I veteran Cadillac takes its place on the National Historic Vehicle Registry

It took nine years, but “he solved a mystery.” This is how Christie Lassen explains her husband’s quest to discover the story of a car that he bought and which now has become the fourth vehicle included in the new National Historic Vehicle Register, a project of the Historic Vehicle Association and the U.S. Department […]

Misselwood Estate provides ocean view for its concours

Misselwood Estate provides ocean view for its concours

Cars, art and fashion combine for the fifth annual Misselwood Concours d’Elegance from July 26-27 at the Misselwood Estate overlooking the ocean in Beverly, Massachusetts, on Boston’s historic North Shore. The event begins Saturday with a morning driving tour. Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. Lorraine Roy fashion shows take place at noon and 1:30 […]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
Eva Peron’s Cadillac limousine on the block at Silverstone’s Salon Prive

Eva Peron’s Cadillac limousine on the block at Silverstone’s Salon Prive

Eva Peron’s 1951 Cadillac limousine will be among the cars offered at Silverstone Auction’s Salon Prive’ sale, scheduled for September 4 in England. “It’s rare that a car with connections to some of the most important figures in history is offered on the market and so it’s a privilege to offer it for sale,” said […]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams Big 10: Nine other historic Ferraris join the GTO for sale at The Quail

Bonhams Big 10: Nine other historic Ferraris join the GTO for sale at The Quail

Early this month, Bonhams announced that it would offer — and at no reserve — a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at its classic car auction in August at The Quail Lodge on the Monterey Peninsula. At that time, it also said the GTO would be joined by nine other historic Ferraris going to that sale […]

By July 23, 2014 Read More →
RM makes it the Motor City auction for event’s 20th anniversary

RM makes it the Motor City auction for event’s 20th anniversary

RM, the classic car auction and vehicle restoration company, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. In many ways, the company has come a very long way since Rob Myers started restoring cars in a wooden, single-car garage, staging major auctions of marketplace significance in North America and Europe. But while traveling far and wide, […]

By July 23, 2014 Read More →