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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 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 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country

Driven: 2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country

I’ve been told that I tend to be very critical in my Driven stories, picking sometimes not only on a particular vehicle, or at least some — OK, sometimes quite a few of its attributes — but sometimes even picking on the people who would choose to buy such a vehicle. But then along comes […]

Jackie Stewart, Scottish racers to be featured at ‘Royal’ concours

Jackie Stewart, Scottish racers to be featured at ‘Royal’ concours

Jackie Stewart will be vice patron for the “Royal” Concours of Elegance, to be held September 4-6 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, where Stewart will display his three World Driving Championship racing cars. Also on display will be what is being called the world’s largest array of Ecurie Ecosse racing cars, including […]

By April 27, 2015 Read More →
London Classic Car Show expanding for 2016

London Classic Car Show expanding for 2016

The inaugural London Classic Car Show was such a success that organizers already have announced an expanded footprint for 2016 with 50 percent more floor space in the ExCel convention facility. Dates for 2016 are February 18-21. “The feedback from the very first London Classic Car Show was incredibly positive,” event director Bas Bungish said […]

By April 26, 2015 Read More →
300SL ‘gullwing’ tops Coys at Techno-Classica sale

300SL ‘gullwing’ tops Coys at Techno-Classica sale

British auction house Coys termed “massive” the 8 million euros ($8.59 million) in sales at its annual auction at the Techno-Classica classic car show in Essen, Germany. “Both the market in general and ourselves were truly hearted to the great response… with all but a handful of cars selling to a large array of international […]

By April 24, 2015 Read More →
Leake draws overseas interest for its $6.3 million Dallas auction

Leake draws overseas interest for its $6.3 million Dallas auction

Leake Auction Company’s new partnership with high-end online auction house Proxibid drew bidders from seven foreign countries to Leake’s second annual Dallas auction last weekend. “This is only the second year for our spring auction and we exceeded our sales goals,” said Leake president Richard Sevenoaks. “Our new relationship with Proxibid proved to be very […]

By April 23, 2015 Read More →
Cruisin’ Nocona again features Vicari auction

Cruisin’ Nocona again features Vicari auction

The third annual Cruisin’ Nocoma classic car weekend is scheduled for May 7-9 in the historic north Texas town, and again the event includes an auction, this year of some 300 vehicles by the Louisiana-based Vicari Auction Company. Nocona was known for producing baseball gloves and cowboy boots, but like so many communities fell on […]

By April 23, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Ford Expedition Platinum 4×2

Driven: 2015 Ford Expedition Platinum 4×2

I’ve criticized people who buy full-size sport utility vehicles for their facade of safety and security as being the same people who live in gated communities because they think a fence with a gate might deter a thief, when what it actually does is scream, “I have valuable stuff here!” “Gated communities on wheels,” I […]

Copperstate closeups: Delighting in the details

Copperstate closeups: Delighting in the details

Yesterday, Bob Golfen presented an Eye Candy gallery featuring the cars taking part this week in the 25th anniversary Copperstate 1000 vintage sports car rally. Today, I’m offering up three mini-galleries of vehicle details that caught my eye — and my camera lens — when the Copperstate contingent was assembled on the baseball field Sunday […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
Poetic gesture: Longfellow’s descendants make significant contribution to Owls Head museum

Poetic gesture: Longfellow’s descendants make significant contribution to Owls Head museum

One of the “jewels” of the car collection at the Owls Head Transportation Museum is a 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost formerly owned by Alice Longfellow, daughter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Francis Elizabeth (Appleton) Longfellow. And now a family that traces its lineage to the poet’s has made a major cash donation to the museum. The […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
Getting caught in the traffic of the generational shift

Getting caught in the traffic of the generational shift

So I thought I had a great idea for how to spend my Saturday in a meaningful way. My plan was to start the day at Tempe Diablo Stadium, where the cars participating in the 25th annual Copperstate 1000 vintage sports car rally would be staged for the start of their four-day anniversary drive. From […]

By April 20, 2015 Read More →