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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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Round-the-world challenge showcases a century of automotive technology

Round-the-world challenge showcases a century of automotive technology

In 1915, the British military needed help. The Great War had broken out and the engines that powered British tanks produced so much smoke that enemy troops could see them from quite a distance. The military turned to Harry Ricardo for a solution. In 1915, the British military needed help. The Great War had broken […]

By May 15, 2015 Read More →
Artcurial adds Bugatti in the barn to les Champs sale

Artcurial adds Bugatti in the barn to les Champs sale

As usual, the French have a word for it. In this case, you might call it an encore, the addition of a barn-found Bugatti Brescia to the docket for Artcurial Motorcars eighth Automobiles sur les Champs auction to be held June 22 in Paris. Artcurial stunned the classic car world last year with the discovery […]

By May 13, 2015 Read More →
Early Aston Martin luxury four-seater offered at Silverstone sale

Early Aston Martin luxury four-seater offered at Silverstone sale

A 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 2L Long-Chassis Tourer, an example of the company’s original luxury-class four-seat touring car, will be offered for sale May 23 at the May Sale by Silverstone Auctions. The auction will be held at the Silverstone racing circuit in England. Aston Martin was known for its sports cars and racing success, […]

By May 13, 2015 Read More →
Auburn sales totals drop far from 2014 numbers

Auburn sales totals drop far from 2014 numbers

Auctions America’s annual Auburn Spring sale reported more than $5.5 million in transactions last weekend, with 77 percent of 350 vehicles going to new owners. However, those figures were well off the mark compared to the same sale last year, when 760 cars were offered and totals reached a record $19.1 million with nearly 83 […]

Inaugural Ramapo concours, drive set for June 6-7 weekend

Inaugural Ramapo concours, drive set for June 6-7 weekend

The inaugural Ramapo Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for the June 6-7 weekend with the concours on Saturday and a drive on Sunday. The event takes its name from Ramapo College, which takes its name from the Ramapo Mountains near the border between northern New Jersey and “upstate” New York. The college is located in Mahwah, […]

By May 12, 2015 Read More →
Artcurial preparing for post-barn found Paris auction

Artcurial preparing for post-barn found Paris auction

So what do you do after you stage a record-breaking Retromobile auction featuring the Baillon Collection of 59 barn-found vehicles? If you’re Artcurial Motorcars, you get ready for your annual Automobiles sur les Champs sale at the historic Theatre du Rond-Point on the Champs Elysees in the center of Paris, where some 70 classic cars […]

By May 11, 2015 Read More →
High horsepower at Britain’s Royal Ascot race course

High horsepower at Britain’s Royal Ascot race course

Royal Ascot, traditional home of British horse racing, will be the venue for Coys’ annual Ascot classic car auction May 16. More than 70 classic vehicles will be offered for sale. According to Coys, the featured offerings include a 1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 in Le Mans specification, an Alfa Romeo TZ2 with coachwork by […]

By May 11, 2015 Read More →
Colton Ferrari sale to benefit British lifesavers

Colton Ferrari sale to benefit British lifesavers

Two classic Ferraris from the estate of British collector Richard Colton will be offered at the H&H Classics auction October 14 at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, with proceeds earmarked for England’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Colton’s requested that the money generated by the cars’ sale be used to build a new lifeboat […]

By May 10, 2015 Read More →
Bonhams annual Aston Works auction sets record

Bonhams annual Aston Works auction sets record

The 16th annual Aston Martin Works Sale by Bonhams was the largest yet with a record $15,875,314 in transactions Saturday, with two cars selling for more than $2 million each. Those were a 1966 DB5 convertible in Vantage specification that brought $2,350,090 and a 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage convertible that sold for $2,332,827 (prices […]

By May 9, 2015 Read More →
Salon Prive previews its new venue

Salon Prive previews its new venue

Organizers of Britain’s Salon Prive provided a preview of their 10th anniversary event by displaying 10 cars at Blenheim Palace, the concours’ new site. “The impressive display of hand-picked cars clearly set the tone for what can be expected in September, when we also welcome world-renowned luxury and lifestyle brands and the artists also on […]

By May 9, 2015 Read More →