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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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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 →
Land Rover offers vintage vehicle drives in England

Land Rover offers vintage vehicle drives in England

Land Rover has launched its Heritage Driving Experience program at its new customer test facility in Fen End in England’s West Midlands. “For the first time, customers can experience Land Rover’s rich heritage through driving vehicles from the Series I that started the legend in 1948, to famous military vehicles such as the 101 Forward […]

By June 7, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum

Driven: 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum

Put down the telephone. Don’t even think about texting from behind the wheel. Because you best pay attention when you drive the new 2015 Chrysler 300C equipped with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. Yes, the engine has only 363 horsepower, not overwhelming when you consider that the Chrysler 300 is a full-size four-door sedan. But those […]

By June 7, 2015 Read More →
Record-setting art auctions put classic car prices in perspective

Record-setting art auctions put classic car prices in perspective

In the world of classic and collector car auctions, we have Scottsdale in the winter and Monterey in the summer. It’s sort of the same in the world of collectible art, except that it’s New York City in the spring and then again in the fall. Yes, there are many other auctions of classic cars […]

By June 6, 2015 Read More →
Coys adds Porsche, Frankfurt auto show auctions

Coys adds Porsche, Frankfurt auto show auctions

British auction house Coys has added two more sales to its 2015 schedule. The first will be a sale on September 6 of pre-1974 Porsches in conjunction with the Porsche Classics at the Castle event at Hedingham Castle in Essex, UK. The other, September 26, will be staged with the Frankfurt Motor Show, where Coys […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
Pre-war classics dominate Bonhams sale at Greenwich

Pre-war classics dominate Bonhams sale at Greenwich

Heavy rain did not deter attendance last weekend as Bonhams staged its eighth annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Auction, where sales totaled nearly $8 million. “We are very pleased with the results,” Rupert Banner, director of business development for Bonhams Motoring Department said in a news release. “Our sale proved once again that good quality offerings […]

By June 3, 2015 Read More →
’57 Buick, ’58 Bonneville set pace at American classic car auction in Germany

’57 Buick, ’58 Bonneville set pace at American classic car auction in Germany

German online auction house Auctionata wanted to do something unique, so it staged a sale including only 1950s and ’60s American cars. “This era of American automobile history stands for roaring engines, tailfins, and chrome on each trim,” the company said in announcing the sale held earlier this week. “With the auction ‘Classic Cars — […]

Driven: 2015 Nissan Murano SL

Driven: 2015 Nissan Murano SL

It was a dozen years ago that I wrote that the newly introduced Nissan Murano was perhaps the most creative answer to an automotive question since Nissan launched its rugged but compact all-activity vehicle, the Xterra. That original Murano was stylish — remember those huge, wrap up around the rear quarter-panel tail lamps? — practical […]

By May 31, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Inaugural ELK Charity Challenge

Eye Candy: Inaugural ELK Charity Challenge

Photos by Larry Edsall We reported earlier this week about the inaugural ELK Charity Challenge road rally, but didn’t have room in that earlier coverage for these images captured along the 7-day, nearly 1,000-mile driving route in California: from Ventura to Santa Barbara, up the coastal highway to Monterey, then across the state to near […]