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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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Only at the Gilmore: Disney movie set, wood car tires

Only at the Gilmore: Disney movie set, wood car tires

As you may have noticed through the series of Eye Candy photo galleries we’ve been presenting, the Gilmore Car Museum is known for its classic cars and its historic barns, but there are at least two other things that make the place unique. The one for which it is most widely known is for being […]

By September 9, 2014 Read More →
Breaking news: Rick Cole Auctions reports $23-million post-Monterey deal for Ferrari 410

Breaking news: Rick Cole Auctions reports $23-million post-Monterey deal for Ferrari 410

Late Monday evening, Rick Cole Auctions announced four additional vehicle sales in the aftermath of its recent Monterey auction. The sales include a $23 million transaction for the 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport and a $9.725 million deal resulting in the sale of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. Cole’s company also said it has completed […]

By September 8, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: The cars of Kalamazoo

Eye Candy: The cars of Kalamazoo

Photos by Larry Edsall Seemingly everyone knows that Checkers, best known for their ubiquitous taxi cabs, were built in Kalamazoo, Michigan. And you may have seen a Dort, a Michigan or a Roamer at a car show. But did you know that 17 brands of automobiles were produced in Kalamazoo? You do if you’ve visited […]

By September 8, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: Hudsons at the Gilmore Auto Museum

Eye Candy: Hudsons at the Gilmore Auto Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall How many Hudson museums do we need? The more the merrier it seems. Foremost, there’s Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum in Shipshewana, Indiana, which houses the world’s largest collection of Hudson vehicles. A Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Historical Society brochure also points to cars on display at the Hartford Heritage Auto Museum in Wisconsin and […]

By September 7, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: Automotive mascots at the Gilmore Car Museum

Eye Candy: Automotive mascots at the Gilmore Car Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall At the Classic Car Club of America Museum on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, there is an entire room containing more than 700 classic car hood ornaments and radiator toppers. The Marvin M. Tamaroff Automobile Mascot Collection is impressive — actually, overwhelming — in its […]

By September 6, 2014 Read More →
The shrine and the science of cars and karst

The shrine and the science of cars and karst

The faithful, some of whom had waited in line for more than an hour, enter the domed structure as though they are walking into a cathedral or patriotic shrine. They speak to each other in hushed volumes. Conversations are quiet. Some eyes look up. Most focus on the floor — or seek a view even […]

By September 2, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Eye Candy: National Corvette Museum

Eye Candy: National Corvette Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall In the 1980s, someone at the annual meeting of the National Corvette Restorers Society suggested the establishment of a centralized library and archive, a place to preserve and to share technical bulletins and other documents that might be important when restoring a car. One of the restorers said he’d donate his […]

By September 2, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Charlotte AutoFest to feature Pontiac GTO anniversary

Charlotte AutoFest to feature Pontiac GTO anniversary

The Pontiac GTO and the 50th anniversary of the launch of the American muscle car will be featured September 18-21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s AutoFair Fall Meet, where a dozen of very special “goats” will be housed in the Nationwide Insurance Pavilion. Among the rarest of GTOs on display will be the earliest known 1964 […]

By September 1, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: American Legends — Hot Rods & Customs at the Gilmore Car Museum

Eye Candy: American Legends — Hot Rods & Customs at the Gilmore Car Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall Through the end of this year, American Legends: Hot Rods & Customs is a special exhibition at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, where some of the country’s most famous rods and customs are set against a backdrop of artwork by Tom Fritz. Born and raised in hot rod […]

By August 31, 2014 Read More →
Corvette museum will refill sinkhole, restore three of the eight damaged cars

Corvette museum will refill sinkhole, restore three of the eight damaged cars

Despite hopes of keeping at least a portion of the sinkhole beneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum available for viewing, the museum board decided Saturday that the cavern will be filled. “We really wanted to preserve a portion of the hole so that guests for years to come could see a little bit […]

By August 30, 2014 1 Comment Read More →