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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 being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State Univeristy.

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Driven: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

Driven: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

What’s Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle? Well, here in the United States, it’s the Silverado pickup truck. But worldwide, it’s the Cruze, the brand’s compact four-door sedan. One reason for the car’s global popularity is the availability of a diesel engine. With the new clean-diesel fuel available in the U.S. for several years — no more stinky […]

By February 23, 2015 Read More →
Father of Datsun 240Z dies at age 105

Father of Datsun 240Z dies at age 105

Yutaka Katayama, beloved as the father of the Datsun 240Z and portrayed as “Mr. K” in a series of television commercials, has died at the age of 105. It was Katayama, the first president of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A., who refused to allow the new sports car to be marketed in the United States as […]

By February 22, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Le May sets featured classes for Pacific Northwest concours

Le May sets featured classes for Pacific Northwest concours

Le May, America’s Car Museum has announced the classes for the 13th Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance and is looking for cars to compete for the various awards. The concours is September 11-13 and includes not only the concours but a Tour d’Jour and other events. Featured marques and classes are: The Elegance of Rolls Royce […]

By February 20, 2015 Read More →
Market rating up, but Hagerty sees prices leveling off

Market rating up, but Hagerty sees prices leveling off

The classic car marketplace is cruising along nicely, according to the Hagerty Market Rating for February. The initial rating, issued in late January, indicated a market at 70.22 on a 100-point scale. The needle moved up slightly to 70.61 in the February report. Ratings in the 60-80 range indicate a strong and expanding market in […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Auctionata sets its second Internet classic car sale

Auctionata sets its second Internet classic car sale

Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata will stage its second Internet automobile auction, Classic Cars & Collectibles, on February 27. The company reported nearly $1.6 million in sales at its inaugural all-online classic car auction in December. The docket for the February sale includes a 1975 Maserati Merak, 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, 1962 Porsche 356 Super […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Breaking news! Sotheby’s acquires 25 percent interest in RM Auctions

Breaking news! Sotheby’s acquires 25 percent interest in RM Auctions

RM Auctions and Sotheby’s are moving from joint-venture to full partnership with Sotheby’s taking a 25 percent financial interest in the classic car auction house founded and led by Rob Myers. Sotheby’s, established in England in 1744 and the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has an option to increase its ownership […]

By February 18, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Do classic cars get a parking place in the sale of collectibles at auction?

Do classic cars get a parking place in the sale of collectibles at auction?

‘It’s no secret that the… market is as strong as it’s ever been with dozens of new records… achieved in 2014.” I put that sentence within quotes because I didn’t write it. I read it, and now I’m sharing it. I stumbled across it on artnet.com, where Eileen Kinsella was writing not about the classic […]

By February 18, 2015 Read More →
Rogers museum sale first of two big private-collection auctions for Mecum in Las Vegas

Rogers museum sale first of two big private-collection auctions for Mecum in Las Vegas

During his 75 years on the planet, Jim Rogers: Founded the Sunbelt Communications media company, which became Intermountain West Communications and, among other things, owned the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas; Donated $137 million to his own alma mater, the University of Arizona law school; Donated another $28.5 million to the law school of the […]

By February 17, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Driving sports or classic car provides different perspective on road safety

Driving sports or classic car provides different perspective on road safety

Spending a weekend in an exotic sports car provides a very different, exciting and in too many cases a terrifying perspective on driving and road safety. And I mean that literally and figuratively. Literally because when you’re sitting just inches above the pavement, that compact crossover in your rearview mirror looks as large as a […]

By February 17, 2015 Read More →
ZR1 ‘Blue Devil’ restored, returns to National Corvette Museum

ZR1 ‘Blue Devil’ restored, returns to National Corvette Museum

One year after it was among eight cars swallowed by the sinkhole that opened beneath the Skydome, the 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” was fully restored and back at the National Corvette Museum. “General Motors came forward the day after the sinkhole collapse and offered their support in restoring the cars,” said Wendell Strode, the museum’s […]

By February 14, 2015 Read More →