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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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Thomas Edison’s estate is site of new concours

Thomas Edison’s estate is site of new concours

Joseph Cassini III not only ruled from the judge’s bench in the courtroom, but cars from his collection have been honored on concours d’elegance showfields from coast to coast, including best-of-show accolades in 2013 at Pebble Beach for his 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria. Now that the judge has retired from the bench, […]

By January 21, 2015 Read More →
Some things we learned during Arizona Auction Week

Some things we learned during Arizona Auction Week

Barrett-Jackson has joined the group of auction houses that can pull off the sale of a significant private car collection. And the Barrett-Jackson twist is that it held that sale as part of its annual Scottsdale auction, not as a stand-alone event in some remote location. Typically, the sale via auction of a big collection […]

By January 20, 2015 7 Comments Read More →
Preliminary sales figures show Arizona auctions exceed $292 million

Preliminary sales figures show Arizona auctions exceed $292 million

Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we have been bringing you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and pricing-guide publisher, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty staffers and may not include post-sale transactions. Figures do include the buyer’s premium. We […]

By January 19, 2015 Read More →
Coys starts 2015 with two auctions in one day

Coys starts 2015 with two auctions in one day

British auction house Coys opened its 2015 calendar by staging two sales in the same day in two countries. Earlier this month, Coys held an auction in conjunction with the Autosport International racing car show in Birmingham, England, and another in conjunction with the Interclassics and Topmobiel show at Maastricht, the Netherlands. “It was an […]

By January 19, 2015 Read More →
Saturday Arizona auction sales exceed $93 million

Saturday Arizona auction sales exceed $93 million

Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we bring you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and pricing-guide publisher, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty staffers and may not include post-sale transactions. Figures do include the buyer’s premium. Television’s eye was […]

By January 18, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Ferrari frenzy continues at Arizona auctions

Ferrari frenzy continues at Arizona auctions

Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we bring you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and pricing-guide publisher, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty staffers and may not include post-sale transactions. Figures do include the buyer’s premium. Nine of the […]

By January 17, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Arizona auctions top $100 million, and the weekend is just beginning

Arizona auctions top $100 million, and the weekend is just beginning

Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we bring you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and pricing-guide publisher, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty staffers and may not include post-sale transactions. Figures do include the buyer’s premium. Friday and Saturday […]

By January 16, 2015 Read More →
Less boom, but no bust in 2015, say classic car experts

Less boom, but no bust in 2015, say classic car experts

Car crashes are never good things, let alone something to celebrate. Nonetheless, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the worst crash in the history of the car-collecting hobby, the largest of classic car insurance companies assembled a panel of experts Thursday to stage a sort of autopsy. Well, actually more of an exercise in […]

By January 16, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
What caught my eye at Silver Auctions

What caught my eye at Silver Auctions

Three times each year, Mitch Silver and his merry band travel from Spokane, Washington, to Fountain Hills, Arizona, to stage an auction of classic cars for an audience that are happy to have a car that might not win any trophies at a fancy concours d’elegance, but would be a lot of fun to drive […]

By January 16, 2015 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson posts $11.8 million in sales Wednesday

Barrett-Jackson posts $11.8 million in sales Wednesday

Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we’ll be bringing you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and pricing-guide publisher, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty staffers and may not include post-sale transactions. Figures do include the buyer’s premium. Wednesday, January […]

By January 15, 2015 Read More →