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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 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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Eye Candy: Stefan Marjoram illustrations for Andrews Collection auction catalog

Eye Candy: Stefan Marjoram illustrations for Andrews Collection auction catalog

Illustrations by Stefan Marjoram, courtesy RM Sotheby’s Those of us within the classic car community like to talk about automobiles as art. Rolling sculpture. Form with function. Aerodynamics and aesthetics. Proportion and propulsion. And remember, even da Vinci designed self-propelled motor vehicles centuries before they would be practical; Mona Lisa and the motorcar. The recent […]

By April 11, 2015 Read More →
Leake links with Proxibid, eBay to join soon

Leake links with Proxibid, eBay to join soon

Leake Auction Company’s classic and collector car sale next weekend at Dallas will include a new feature to make the auction accessible to those who cannot be present in Market Hall. The sale will launch a new online bidding partnership between Leake and Proxibid. “Everybody’s trying to figure out how to get into the digital […]

By April 10, 2015 Read More →
Goodguys indeed: Hot rod and custom group’s Autocross for Kids to fight pediatric cancer

Goodguys indeed: Hot rod and custom group’s Autocross for Kids to fight pediatric cancer

The North Carolina Nationals isn’t the only thing the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association launches the weekend of April 17-19 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. The huge car show in Raleigh also marks the debut of the Goodguys’  Autocross for Kids, the first of six such events this year at which you can made […]

By April 9, 2015 Read More →
Sometimes we write our stories with tears in our eyes…

Sometimes we write our stories with tears in our eyes…

Sometimes it’s difficult to maintain the journalist objectivity I’ve been trained to display while reporting and writing a story. This story is one of those times. This story is punctuated not only with periods and commas but with tears, my tears. I just completed the second of my conversations/interviews with Amy Jo Osborn. She’s the […]

By April 9, 2015 Read More →
You still can get your kicks on Mother Road Route 66

You still can get your kicks on Mother Road Route 66

Registration has opened for the second National Route 66 Motor Tour, scheduled this year to begin October 4 in Joliet, Illinois, and to end 14 days later at the Santa Monica Pier on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Although the event has a schedule, the $66 registration fee allows you to join the drive […]

By April 7, 2015 Read More →
Fast and Furious Chevelle going from big screen to Leake auction block

Fast and Furious Chevelle going from big screen to Leake auction block

Furious7 was a huge hit at the box office last weekend, speeding away with some $143.6 million in ticket sales at movie theaters across the country. For what should be quite a bit less money you can buy one of the cars built for the film series at Leake Auctions sale April 17-18 in Dallas. […]

By April 6, 2015 Read More →
Exotics, Corvettes and customs highlight Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach docket

Exotics, Corvettes and customs highlight Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach docket

(Note: We’ll being a 10-day Countdown to Palm Beach series on the blog tomorrow.) Classic and collector car auction dockets aren’t just thrown together. Instead, they are carefully crafted to maximize the appeal of the vehicles to the desires of a specific group of potential bidders. “Everything does well at Scottsdale,” said Craig Jackson, chairman […]

By April 6, 2015 Read More →
Barn-found Bentley among cars offered at British auction April 21

Barn-found Bentley among cars offered at British auction April 21

A barn-found Bentley R-Type Continental fastback, a Rolls-Royce Phantom V once part of the British queen’s fleet, a historic 1965 Ford Mustang race car and a 1931 Chrysler CD Deluxe Eight roadster with movie credits are the star cars for Barons’ Spring Classic auction April 21 at Sandown Park in Surrey, England. Built in 1954 […]

By April 4, 2015 Read More →
Coventry museum seeks Guinness records for most classics, most Jaguars in a parade

Coventry museum seeks Guinness records for most classics, most Jaguars in a parade

Did you know there are official Guinness world records for the Longest Parade of Classic Cars and for the Largest Parade of Jaguar Cars? We didn’t either, but attempts will be made June 14 to break both records as part of the re-launch of the Coventry Transport Museum in England. The museum is joining with […]

By April 3, 2015 Read More →
Walker sign collection brings $4.65 million

Walker sign collection brings $4.65 million

The two-day sale of Vernon Walker’s massive collection of more than 400 vintage and primarily double-sided porcelain and neon signs produced $4.65 million at a Mecum Auctions event held in one of the buildings west of Memphis where Walker stored his signs. All 421 of the signs were sold, topped by the $125,000 paid for […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →