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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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Third auction joins Amelia Island lineup

Third auction joins Amelia Island lineup

There’s a new kid on the auction block this year at Amelia Island, where Hollywood Wheels joins RM and Gooding & Company with a third classic car sale. Not that Hollywood Wheels is new to auction action. It’s been in business for going on a decade. And while this will be its first auction at […]

By February 28, 2014 Read More →
Oktoberfest comes early this year: BMW, Porsche, Mercedes fill Gooding catalog for Amelia Island auction

Oktoberfest comes early this year: BMW, Porsche, Mercedes fill Gooding catalog for Amelia Island auction

Gooding & Company will parade 98 cars across the block at its annual auction on Florida’s Amelia Island. This year, more than 40 of those cars were produced between 1955 and 1988 in Germany. “The build quality is being appreciated 30, 40 years on,” said Garth Hammers, a car specialist for the auction company. “There’s […]

By February 27, 2014 Read More →
Historic Le Mans-winning cars to be featured at Geneva’s international auto show

Historic Le Mans-winning cars to be featured at Geneva’s international auto show

Switzerland’s 84th Geneva International Motor Show will celebrate classic racing cars with a display of 20 vehicles that competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Geneva show runs March 6-16 and annually draws some 700,000 visitors. The display of historic Le Mans races is being presented in conjunction with the Automobile Club […]

By February 27, 2014 Read More →
Long-term ownership cars emerge as a theme for RM sale at Amelia Island

Long-term ownership cars emerge as a theme for RM sale at Amelia Island

As Gord Duff, a car specialist for RM Auctions, got to talking about the various vehicles that will be offered at the company’s sale March 8 at Amelia Island, he stopped his words for a realization. “There’s a little bit of a theme going on with long-term ownership,” he said. “And it’s not just any […]

By February 25, 2014 Read More →
Elliott Museum sending five vehicles to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale

Elliott Museum sending five vehicles to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale

In 1890, Sterling Elliott received a U.S. patent for his Quadricycle, a four-wheeled bicycle that featured yet another of his inventions, a steering knuckle system that allowed the front wheels to turn smoothly because his design enabled the outside wheel to rotate more quickly than the inside wheel as the vehicle negotiated a turn. Elliott’s […]

By February 25, 2014 Read More →
Future classic: Chevrolet Monza

Future classic: Chevrolet Monza

Ferrari-like styling. A name with amazing heritage. Racing provenance that includes back-to-back IMSA Camel GT series championships. And yet the Chevrolet Monza seems to be all but forgotten (so far) among classic car hobbyists. Why, it isn’t even listed in the Hagerty Price Guide and while it is included in Kelley Blue Book classic car […]

By February 24, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Max’d-out Porsches to be featured at Griot’s Garage Caffeine & Gasoline

Max’d-out Porsches to be featured at Griot’s Garage Caffeine & Gasoline

Griot’s Garage is known for meeting the car care needs of classic and contemporary car owners. But it meets some of those folks’ other needs the first Saturday of each month when it hosts Caffeine & Gasoline at its workshop in Tacoma, Wash. On March 1, Griot’s will provide the coffee and Hagerty Insurance will […]

By February 24, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams sets July 12 auction at Mercedes-Benz Museum

Bonhams sets July 12 auction at Mercedes-Benz Museum

In what is being called a “strategic partnership,” British auction house Bonhams and German automaker Mercedes-Benz will stage a single-marque auction of some 40 cars July 12 at the Mercedes Museum. The museum is located just outside the main factory gate at the Mercedes headquarters and main assembly plant at Stuttgart-Unterturkheim. “We share an idea […]

By February 20, 2014 Read More →
Mr. 25%’s ‘Beatles’ Bentley up for auction at Coys sale

Mr. 25%’s ‘Beatles’ Bentley up for auction at Coys sale

The Beatles had just flown back to England after their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. Their flight into Heathrow airport landed at 7 a.m. U.K. time, and yet some 10,000 fans were there to celebrate Beatlemania’s success overseas. Oh, that’s 10,000 fans and a film crew from the Pathe News, […]

By February 18, 2014 Read More →
Hooves? No, Clydesdales had four wheels (and other things we learned reading McFarland books)

Hooves? No, Clydesdales had four wheels (and other things we learned reading McFarland books)

Think “Clydesdale” and the images that probably come to mind are those strong and majestic horses in the Budweiser beer commercials. But did you know that a couple of decades before the Anheuser-Busch brewery trotted out its now iconic horse-drawn wagons in 1933, the Clydesdale was the emblem of a car company? Well, not exactly […]

By February 18, 2014 Read More →