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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 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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Mercedes sending historic cars to Nurburgring vintage races

Mercedes sending historic cars to Nurburgring vintage races

Mercedes-Benz Classic continues its celebration of 120 years of Mercedes-Benz racing history May 30-June 1 when it sends several cars to the Historic Trophy Nurburgring 2014 vintage races. The Mercedes contingent includes cars that won the first race ever at the now-famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany’s Eifel region as well as one that won the […]

By May 15, 2014 Read More →
More than a century later, famed Fiat S76 to race again

More than a century later, famed Fiat S76 to race again

The Fiat S76, which in 1911 was  the fastest car in the world — albeit unofficially — is scheduled to run for the first time in more than a century when it takes on the Goodhood Hillclimb at England’s famed Festival of Speed, June 26-29. Only a pair of S76s were built, primarily to take the flying-kilometer […]

By May 13, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams’ sale of Cox Collection totals $3 million

Bonhams’ sale of Cox Collection totals $3 million

Nearly 300 bidders from 16 countries participated in the Bonhams dispersal sale at the NASW Aviation Museum in Cape May, New Jersey, of the estate of the late dentist and aviator Ralph W.E. Cox Jr. The auction produced more than a million dollars, bringing the total for the Cox Collection to more than $3 million. […]

By May 13, 2014 Read More →
Ferraris lead RM’s record-setting $56.7-million Monaco sale

Ferraris lead RM’s record-setting $56.7-million Monaco sale

Anyone who has ever attended an RM auction with Max Girado at the podium knows the significance of what you are about to read: “It’s not often I’m lost for words,” said Girado, who is both RM auctioneer, and thus the face and voice of RM, and the managing director of the company’s European auction […]

Eye Candy: Town Cars at the Petersen museum

Eye Candy: Town Cars at the Petersen museum

Photos by Larry Edsall Have you ever wondered how a place such as the Petersen Automotive Museum decides what exhibitions to undertake? We recently enjoyed an early Saturday morning visit to the museum on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, where marketing director — graduate of the Art Center and former automotive designer — Chris Brown […]

By May 10, 2014 Read More →
80 years ago, Citroen changed the way people drive

80 years ago, Citroen changed the way people drive

Today, front-wheel drive is the rule, not the exception, among the cars on the road. But it wasn’t always that way. Some auto racers had success in the 1920s with cars that were pulled rather than pushed, and there was the Cord L-29, a front-drive luxury car that was introduced at the end of that […]

Son of DAT: Nissan showcasing part of its heritage at Carlisle Import celebration

Son of DAT: Nissan showcasing part of its heritage at Carlisle Import celebration

Photos by Randy Sweetman courtesy Nissan North America Last year, to support Peter Brock’s appearance at the Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals, Nissan North America took the Brock Racing Enterprises-liveried Datsun 510 that’s part of the automaker’s historic collection and hauled it from the basement of the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville to the Carlisle […]

By May 7, 2014 Read More →
Detroit carmakers don’t seem to care much about their heritage

Detroit carmakers don’t seem to care much about their heritage

Each day, I receive a Newspress email. Actually, two of them. One comes from England, the other from within the United States. Each Newspress email is a newsletter-style compilation of the press releases produced in the previous 24 hours by automakers on those two continents, including the respective European or American branches of Asian automakers. […]

Indy Speedway celebrates classic cars

Indy Speedway celebrates classic cars

There was a time when Indianapolis’ claim to being America’s “Motor City” seemed every bit as strong as Detroit’s. Sure, Detroit had Henry Ford and his Model T, but Indy had Duesenberg and Stutz and Marmon and National and others who specialized in luxury vehicles, plus a group of major, what now would be referred […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →
Sam Posey to talk about forgotten racing series

Sam Posey to talk about forgotten racing series

The car he initially raced may have been among his least favorites, and the series in which he raced may have been motorsports’ best-kept secret, but that won’t stop Sam Posey from sharing stories about the F5000 series at the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen, New York. Posey — racer, architect and […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →