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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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Historic Rolls-Royce vehicles head to auction

Historic Rolls-Royce vehicles head to auction

H &H may not have the name recognition in North America of a Bonhams or one of the other big British classic car auction houses, but the company has been in business since 1993 and has an international reputation for high-dollar vehicles. Its next sale is Saturday (June 20) in conjunction with the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ […]

By June 17, 2015 Read More →
Hagerty Market Rating in June swoon

Hagerty Market Rating in June swoon

Prices may continue to soar at collector car auctions, but the June report of the Hagerty Market Rating sustained its largest decline in the past 14 months, in part because of what Hagerty called “diminishing expert sentiment” in its monthly market rating news release. The monthly rating was at an all-time high of 72.04 in […]

By June 16, 2015 Read More →
Iowa auction distributes Nordland collection

Iowa auction distributes Nordland collection

‘I didn’t know Ed had all these cars,” was a common comment as people in Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,500, attended the preview of the recent Rich Penn Auction to disperse the car and automobilia collection of the late Ed Nordland. But quietly, Nordland had built his collection over the decades, and for 20 years had […]

By June 15, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Day: 1929 Ford Model A roadster

Pick of the Day: 1929 Ford Model A roadster

Since I was spending much of the summer in Michigan last year, Jonathan Klinger, vice president of public relations at Hagerty, invited me to meet up one Friday at the Gilmore Auto Museum to help teach a group of teenagers how to drive stick-shifted classic cars. (Note: If you ever receive such an invitation, accept […]

By June 15, 2015 Read More →
Florida I concept takes best of show at Concorso Pininfarina

Florida I concept takes best of show at Concorso Pininfarina

Florida I, a 1955 show car now owned by Corrado Lo Presto, was awarded best in show honors Saturday at the inaugural Concorso d’Eleganza Pininfarina, held at Valentino Castle in Turin, Italy, to celebrate the automobile design and coachbuilding company’s 85th anniversary. “According to the jury (of judges), this model of 1955 is the car […]

Leake’s Tulsa auction does $11.7 million in sales

Leake’s Tulsa auction does $11.7 million in sales

With a record-number of vehicles crossing the block, the Leake Auction Company posted $11.7 million in sales at its recent Tulsa, Oklahoma, auction. Of the 688 vehicles crossing the block, a strong 74 percent were sold, including 150 from the Chicago-based Klairmont Kollection. “The strength of the collector car market is evident based on the […]

By June 13, 2015 Read More →
Sinkhole update: Restoration of 1 Millionth Corvette progressing at GM Design

Sinkhole update: Restoration of 1 Millionth Corvette progressing at GM Design

In February 2014, a sinkhole beneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum swallowed eight cars, among them the 1 Millionth Corvette built, a white 1992 model. Tuesday, Chevrolet opened the usually off-limits Mechanical Assembly garage within the GM Design building in Warren, Michigan, to a few visitors from the news media to show the […]

Classes, judges set for Britain’s Salon Prive

Classes, judges set for Britain’s Salon Prive

Salon Prive celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with 10 classes for its tripleheader concours d’elegance September 3-5 at Britain’s Blenheim Palace. The classes to be judged are: Celebrating 90 Years of the Alfa Romeo 6C Pre-war Luxury & Touring Gentlemen GT Drivers — To the Track & Back Competition Cars Post-war Rare Coachwork Wind […]

By June 10, 2015 Read More →
Pininfarina celebrates 85th anniversary with special Turin concorso

Pininfarina celebrates 85th anniversary with special Turin concorso

Turin, Italy, and Pininfarina celebrate the 85th anniversary of the acclaimed automotive design house and coachbuilder this week with a four-day event that includes the inaugural Concorso d’Eleganza Pininfarina. An “outdoor motor festival” takes place June 11-14 at the Parco Valentino Salone & Gran Premio and will be highlighted by the concours of Pininfarina-designed vehicles […]

By June 9, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Day: 1958 Daimler Ferret

Pick of the Day: 1958 Daimler Ferret

Like the idea of parking anywhere you want, let alone having the crowd-drawing, tifosi-topping star attraction of any cruise-in or car show you might ever attend? Well, our pick of the day is the vehicle for you. It’s a 1958 Daimler Ferret, technically an armored British military scout car, although what it looks like is […]

By June 8, 2015 Read More →