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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 be 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 Toyota Yaris

Driven: 2015 Toyota Yaris

Excluding the Bugatti Veyron — and its $1.2-plus million price tag — as best we can figure, a French car is being sold in the United States for the first time since 1991, the year Peugeot joined Renault and Citroen in finally withdrawing its cars from the American new-car market. And what is this French […]

By December 15, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Ron Pratte’s neon sign and gas-pump globe collection

Eye Candy: Ron Pratte’s neon sign and gas-pump globe collection

Photos by Larry Edsall Earlier this month, classic car auction house Barrett-Jackson arranged for members of the automotive media to visit what ClassicCars.com associate editor Bob Golfen accurately described as Ron Pratte’s man cave. Pratte, homebuilder turned car collector — and now moving on to other things that have captured his interest — erected a […]

By December 13, 2014 Read More →
What’s so special about the ’57 Chevy (part 2)

What’s so special about the ’57 Chevy (part 2)

A few days ago I became sidetracked while trying to figure out why the 1957 Chevrolet has become such an iconic classic car. Actually, it’s more than an iconic classic car. It’s become an icon of American culture. However, as I wrote a few days ago, back in 1957 the Chevy was pretty much the […]

By December 11, 2014 50 Comments Read More →
Dutch auction features one collector’s American classics

Dutch auction features one collector’s American classics

‘When we were offered this auction, we were dazzled,” said Frank Adam, commercial manager of Troostwijk Auctions, which is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “If you visited America in the Fifties or Sixties, you really would think you’d stepped back in time,” he added. “And anyone who has seen the film Black to the Future […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
1928 Riley Brooklands sets pace for Berlin-based online auction

1928 Riley Brooklands sets pace for Berlin-based online auction

Established in 2012 in Germany primarily as an art auction house, Auctionata has gotten into the sale of luxury items and collectables, from watches to wine, and now classic cars. It recently held its first classic car auction — and held it online — and reports that 26 of 39 vehicles sold with 11 of […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Greyhound celebrates its centennial with historic bus tour

Eye Candy: Greyhound celebrates its centennial with historic bus tour

Photos by Larry Edsall America’s demand for steel meant things were booming in the early 20th Century on northern Minnesota’s iron-rich Mesabi Range. New towns were being built for miners and their families, as were businesses to supply their needs. In Hibbing, Andy Anderson and Charles Wenberg opened a Hupmobile car dealership. One way to […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
Driven: 458 + 610 – 4 + 911 = 1,732 (horsepower of fun)

Driven: 458 + 610 – 4 + 911 = 1,732 (horsepower of fun)

Yes, I know, the math in the headline is not correct. But trust me, the answer is accurate. Sometimes, it’s fun being a guinea pig, especially when being a test subject involves snuggling yourself in behind the steering wheel and driving three of the world’s latest supercars. In this case, those cars were a Ferrari […]

By December 9, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
What was so special about the ’57 Chevy?

What was so special about the ’57 Chevy?

Occasional detours, as frustrating as they may seem at the time, often turn out to make the drive better because they take us down roads and to places we otherwise might never have explored. I mention this because, when I sat down to write this story, my plan was to attempt to figure out why […]

By December 8, 2014 39 Comments Read More →
Driven: 2015 Toyota Camry

Driven: 2015 Toyota Camry

The first time I saw one of those “Bold New Camry” television commercials, I had two thoughts: They’ve finally fired that oh-so-obnoxious actor who’s been in way too many Toyota commercials during the past few years, and The only thing bold about the Camry is the gumption of those who developed and approved this new […]

By December 8, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Silver’s Fall Auction in Arizona

Eye Candy: Silver’s Fall Auction in Arizona

Photos by Larry Edsall We’re never quite sure if Mitch Silver’s Arizona in the Fall sale is the wrap-up to the local classic car year or if it’s really an early kickoff to the annual bidding frenzy that is January here in the Valley of the Sun – sort of the classic car equivalent of […]

By December 6, 2014 Read More →