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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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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 →
Last — and most badly damaged — Corvette freed from sinkhole beneath museum’s Skydome

Last — and most badly damaged — Corvette freed from sinkhole beneath museum’s Skydome

“It looks like the worst one… a lot of parts and pieces,” Mike Murphy, chief executive of Scott, Murphy and Daniel Construction, said as the last of the eight Corvettes swallowed by a sinkhole emerged from the abyss beneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum. “It took a lot of punishment from a lot […]

Eye Candy: 24th Copperstate 1000

Eye Candy: 24th Copperstate 1000

Photos by Larry Edsall Each spring, the vintage-car rally season starts with the Copperstate 1000. As its name indicates, the Copperstate is a four-day, thousand-mile driving tour of Arizona. While the Copperstate gets things started, it is followed very quickly by the California Mille and a series of other sometimes fast-paced drives in various parts […]

Astronauts’ cars among featured lots at Mecum’s Houston auction

Astronauts’ cars among featured lots at Mecum’s Houston auction

Photos by Mecum Auctions Houston being the site of the NASA Johnson Space Center, it seems only fitting that among the 1,000 cars being offered up for bids this weekend at Mecum Auctions’ sale are two formerly owned by astronauts. And not just any astronauts, but the first two U.S. fliers to travel into space. […]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Vintage tractors, farm ‘relics’ bring $2 million in sales at Mecum auction

Vintage tractors, farm ‘relics’ bring $2 million in sales at Mecum auction

Yes, we know, this is the blog of ClassicCars.com, but if you like old cars and vintage motorcycles, how can you not have at least a passing interest in historic farm implements? Hey, we’ve seen vintage tractors at major concours d’elegance and a few even have rolled across the block at some important classic car […]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Coys posts results from Techno Classica auction

Coys posts results from Techno Classica auction

British auction house Coys reports that its recent auction held in conjunction with the Essen Techno Classica in Germany produced sales of nearly $5.5 million. “We are delighted to have successfully sold a significant number of high-value historic motor cars to an international audience,” Coys managing partner Chris Routledge said in a news release. “This […]

By April 7, 2014 Read More →
Multiple Choice: Lamborghini classic or contemporary?

Multiple Choice: Lamborghini classic or contemporary?

Like the Concorso Italiano held each summer on the Monterey Peninsula, the inaugural Desert Concorso was a celebration of Italian cars (and music and more). While wandering around the driving range at the Shadow Mountain resort in Palm Desert, we were struck by the parking plan — a 1965 Lamborghini 350GT right next to a […]

By April 6, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Inaugural Desert Concorso

Eye Candy: Inaugural Desert Concorso

Photos by Larry Edsall Whether it’s a local car club’s annual community fund-raising cruise-in or a prestigious concours d’elegance, organizers can tell you that there’s a lot of serious business involved in staging any classic car event. But there’s a difference between serious business and taking yourself too seriously. Like its parent, Concorso Italiano held […]

Restoration auction features British barn-found vehicles

Restoration auction features British barn-found vehicles

Recently we shared news regarding the inaugural Restoration Show Sale to be held April 12 at the NEC in Birmingham, England. We have just received photos of the rare 1939 Lagonda V12 Hooper two-door “saloon” as well as news of a pair of barn-found Aston Martins that will be offered at the Silverstone Auctions’ event. […]

By April 4, 2014 Read More →