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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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Hagerty Education Program announces $65K in first-quarter scholarship, summer intern grants

Hagerty Education Program announces $65K in first-quarter scholarship, summer intern grants

More than a dozen college students learning the skills needed for the restoration of classic vehicles — cars and boats — will benefit from the quarterly grants awarded by the Hagerty Education Program, which is administered through the LeMay — America’s Car Museum. At the first quarterly meeting of the Hagerty Education Program board of […]

By April 18, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Young and Old Timers car show

Eye Candy: Young and Old Timers car show

Photos by Larry Edsall Like so many classic car hobbyists, members of the Arizona Street Rod Association are concerned about the future, about whether the next generation will see their cherished vehicles as rolling works of art meant to be enjoyed or as having value only as a source for steel, aluminum and other materials […]

By April 18, 2014 Read More →
Happy 50th, Ford Mustang

Happy 50th, Ford Mustang

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Well, at least it’s the anniversary of the car’s official unveiling, which took place April 17, 1964, with Lee Iacocca at the podium in the Ford pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. Actually, however, it was about a month earlier that the public got its […]

By April 17, 2014 Read More →
$7-million GT40 boosts Mecum Houston total to nearly $35 million

$7-million GT40 boosts Mecum Houston total to nearly $35 million

Mecum Houston auctions at a glance Total sales $34.9 million Catalog 1085 cars, 174 motorcycles Sell-through 70 percent cars, 72 percent bikes High sale $7 millon 1964 Ford GT40 Next 9 price range $127,500 to $725,000 Next auction April 24-26 at Kansas City, Mo. With a 1964 Ford GT40 selling for $7 million (that’s the […]

By April 17, 2014 Read More →
Dentist, aviator Cox’s collection offered up by Bonhams

Dentist, aviator Cox’s collection offered up by Bonhams

Back in January, Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction sold a pair of cars from the Dr. Ralph W.E. Cox Jr. Collection. His 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K sports phaeton brought $1.43 million and his 1933 Auburn 12-161A custom speedster sold for $451,000. Bonhams has just announced that it will stage a single-estate auction of the Cox collection cars — […]

British museum celebrates 21 years with 21 icons

British museum celebrates 21 years with 21 icons

Britain’s Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire, celebrates its 21st birthday in May with a special exhibition, “21 Years 21 Icons.” We asked if we could get the list of the 7 vehicles, inventions and people who will be featured. Not yet, we were told. It’s still a secret. However, we did get a sneak […]

By April 14, 2014 Read More →
Multiple Choice: A trio of exotics for your consideration

Multiple Choice: A trio of exotics for your consideration

This week, we offer you three options for Multiple Choice: You can select a 1968 Toyota 2000 GT, a 1969 Maserati Ghibli, or a 1972 Ferrari Daytona to add to your collection wish list. Do you opt for one of the Italian exotics — the Ghibli powered by a V8 and the Daytona by a […]

By April 12, 2014 Read More →
What’s your choice for World’s Greatest Sports Coupe?

What’s your choice for World’s Greatest Sports Coupe?

Yesterday, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened its newest exhibition: The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes. “Rarely does one genre of car so broadly resonate with people, but sports coupes, with sensuous designs and inspiring capability, generate excitement everywhere they are seen,” the museum said in announcing the showcase.” But what makes this special exhibition even more […]

Eye Candy: Mustangs Across America

Eye Candy: Mustangs Across America

Photos by Larry Edsall Mustangs — hundreds of them — are galloping across America as their owners head to a pair of big roundups to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the revolutionary American sporty car. The largest group — more than 500 cars were pre-registered for the Mustangs Across America trip — […]

By April 11, 2014 Read More →
Magazine presents classic cars in print or pixels

Magazine presents classic cars in print or pixels

Richard Truesdell laments the loss of such classic car magazines as Automobile Quarterly, Motor Trend Classic and Musclecar Enthusiast. But the realities of the print-on-paper world are such that producing a glossy-surfaced, real-paper (even if it’s recycled) publication is very expensive. And as Truesdell points out, as much as we all enjoy browsing the various […]

By April 10, 2014 Read More →