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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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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 →
Teenage angst: Learning to shift for yourself, and perhaps to gain an appreciation for classic cars

Teenage angst: Learning to shift for yourself, and perhaps to gain an appreciation for classic cars

Back when I was learning to drive, and perhaps it was the same for you if you are of a certain age, I had no choice but to learn on a car with a manual transmission. We’d become a two-car family a couple of years before I started driving. With my little brother well into […]

Eye Candy: Concours d’Elegance of America preview day

Eye Candy: Concours d’Elegance of America preview day

Photos by Larry Edsall The man in the sport coat was standing close enough to the car to protect it but far enough away so as not to be part of the photos I was taking. “Do you know what it is?” he asked. I admitted I had no idea. “It’s a Ford,” he said. […]

By July 21, 2014 Read More →
Bookshelf: Insight into auction operations

Bookshelf: Insight into auction operations

The Classic Car Bookshelf The Supermodel and the Brillo Box by Don Thompson Published 2014 Publisher Palgrave Macmillan & Co. Format Hardcover Pages 282 ISBN 9781137279088 Purchase Amazon ‘Most consignments from individuals reach the auction room through the four D’s: Death, Divorce, Debt, and Discretion. The fourth refers to a change in collecting focus — […]

By July 21, 2014 Read More →
20-year journey: A Tatra makes its way to Pebble Beach

20-year journey: A Tatra makes its way to Pebble Beach

Imagine spending 20 years on a vehicle’s restoration and then, just a few days after its completion, you pack up your baby and entrust it to a shipping company, all in expectation of a reunion 4,279 miles away. Pavel Kasik was willing to accept that scenario because the reunion will take place on the 18th […]

By July 18, 2014 Read More →