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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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Coys to sell Brundza Collection including 35 Cadillacs

Coys to sell Brundza Collection including 35 Cadillacs

British auction house Coys says is one of the largest collections of Cadillacs ever offered at auction will be part of a sale of American and European classic cars to be held January 10 at Les Grandes Marques, Interclassics and Topmobile show at Maastricht, The Netherlands. The cars are from the Stassys Brundza Collection, which […]

By December 24, 2014 Read More →
Bookshelf: 95 years of Zagato’s automotive artistry

Bookshelf: 95 years of Zagato’s automotive artistry

The Classic Car Bookshelf Zagato Milano (1919-2014) Published 2014 Publisher Giorgio Nada Editore Format Hardcover Pages 208 ISBN 978-88-7911-611-4 Purchase Motorbooks A special exhibition celebrating the 95th anniversary of Italian coachbuilder and design house Zagato runs through March 2015 at the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Torino, Italy, but a book published in conjunction with the […]

By December 23, 2014 Read More →
RM, Sotheby’s planning another NYC sale

RM, Sotheby’s planning another NYC sale

In the fall of 2013, RM and Sotheby’s “set out to create the finest automobile auction that there has ever been,” which is how RM founder Rob Myers put it. That sale was the “Art of the Automobile” auction and was staged in New York City, where people are accustomed to purchasing major works of […]

By December 22, 2014 Read More →
2014 top stories: No. 10 — Arizona Concours is a dazzling debutant

2014 top stories: No. 10 — Arizona Concours is a dazzling debutant

I admit it. I was among the skeptics last summer when I heard that a group of car guys in the Phoenix area had formed a committee and were talking about staging a Pebble Beach-style concours d’elegance in conjunction with Arizona Auction Week. Oh, there has been talk for several years about adding not only […]

By December 22, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Driven: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Driven: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

It is designated as Arizona 288, the Desert to Tall Pines Highway, and while it does climb high into the Sierra Ancha mountains northeast of Phoenix, only the southern portion of the road is paved. As the road climbs, it not only changes in composition but in width. Pavement gives way to what appears to […]

By December 22, 2014 Read More →
What were the top classic car stories of 2014?

What were the top classic car stories of 2014?

Wow. This has been quite a year for the classic car community. Consider just a few of the events that have taken place since January 1, 2014: A post-war car won Best of Show at Pebble Beach. A sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum and swallowed eight cars. A fire-damaged and barn-found Ferrari sold […]

By December 21, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Ron Pratte’s pedal car collection

Eye Candy: Ron Pratte’s pedal car collection

Photos by Larry Edsall Like so many youngsters of the baby boom generation, I had a pedal car. My recollection is that it was modeled after a fire truck, and it was much more maroon than red in color. I remember pedaling it up and down the sidewalk on our side of Richmond Street, the […]

By December 20, 2014 Read More →
Honda opens heritage museum in Ohio

Honda opens heritage museum in Ohio

It was in September of 1959 that Japan’s Honda Motor Co. started selling motorcycles in the United States. Readers of a certain age will remember the tag line, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda,” that became part of the company’s early and very successful advertising campaign. Those initial Hondas included the Dream, the […]

By December 19, 2014 Read More →
Elvis’ last Cadillac showcased by British museum

Elvis’ last Cadillac showcased by British museum

Elvis Presley’s 1977 Cadillac Seville, the last car he purchased for personal use and the last of more than 200 Cadillacs he bought for himself, friends, family – even strangers – is going on display at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, England. The King of Rock ’n’ Roll bought the car in October 1976 […]

By December 17, 2014 Read More →
Drew Alcazar on the business and pleasure of conducting classic car auctions

Drew Alcazar on the business and pleasure of conducting classic car auctions

Fifteen years ago, when Drew and Josephine Alcazar were launching their Russo and Steele auction company in Phoenix, the notion of selling a car for a million dollars or more was something he might have contemplated once or twice all year, Drew remembers. And eight-figure sales were nothing but a pipe dream. Lately, however, such […]

By December 16, 2014 1 Comment Read More →