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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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What caught my eye at Silver Auctions’ Arizona in the Spring sale

What caught my eye at Silver Auctions’ Arizona in the Spring sale

The classic car world’s attention may be focused this weekend on what’s happening on Amelia Island on Florida’s far northeastern coast, but Phoenix has its own big weekend taking place as well, what with the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association opening its 2015 calendar with the sixth annual Spring Nationals at WestWorld in Scottsdale and […]

Pick of the Week: 1975 VW Super Beetle

Pick of the Week: 1975 VW Super Beetle

You may not earn an invitation to Amelia Island or other major concours d’elegance with this Pick of the Week, but you certainly would be a hit at a Concours d’LeMons, and a real slam dunk during March Madness. The car is a 1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle complete with a sunroof and showing only 809 […]

By March 13, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Melrose on Seventh Avenue car show

Eye Candy: Melrose on Seventh Avenue car show

Photos by Larry Edsall They aren’t highfalutin concours d’elegance. They aren’t auction sales showcases. They aren’t big traveling circuses a la Goodguys. They aren’t marque-centric events like those staged at Carlisle. They aren’t even car-club gatherings or weekly cruise-ins or those early Saturday morning cliques with cars for your eyes and enough caffeine to wake […]

Barn-found Aston Martin leads Coys Spring Classic sale

Barn-found Aston Martin leads Coys Spring Classic sale

A car billed as “the ultimate barn find,” the last original Aston Martin DBS to come off the assembly line, sold for $64,600 earlier this week at Coys Spring Classics auction in London. The car, produced in September 1972, was discovered recently by Coys’ managing partner Chris Routledge. “This is the ultimate barn find and […]

By March 12, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T

Driven: 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T

Also see the second opinion (below) by Bob Golfen For the 2015 model year, Dodge’s Challenger challenges the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro in eight versions, which is the same number of gears offered by the automatic transmission of the Challenger R/T that I’ve been driving lately. The R/T (short for Road and Track) is […]

27-car British classic and exotic trove brings $30 million in private sale

27-car British classic and exotic trove brings $30 million in private sale

John Collins said he had no idea there even was such a collection when he was contacted about visiting what turned out to be “an Aladdin’s cave” of 27 classic and exotic cars. However, in one of the largest private sales in British classic car collecting history, Collins immediately purchased the cars for slightly more […]

Classic cars in a classic setting for Auctions America’s California Sale

Classic cars in a classic setting for Auctions America’s California Sale

Usually, it is the cars that draw us to the car shows and the classic car auctions. But sometimes, it’s the venue where those cars are being shown or sold. Consider the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, right there on the 18th fairway overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Or the Arizona concours within the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired […]

By March 10, 2015 Read More →
Stirling Moss on the move: Opens display at British museum and then heads to Amelia Island

Stirling Moss on the move: Opens display at British museum and then heads to Amelia Island

Stirling Moss may be 85 years old, but he certainly isn’t slowing down any on his travel schedule. Late last week, he was in England to open A Chequered History display at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, and this week he’s scheduled to be in Florida for various activities at the Amelia Island Concours […]

By March 9, 2015 Read More →
Silverstone showcases vehicles ripe for restoration at Practical Classics sale

Silverstone showcases vehicles ripe for restoration at Practical Classics sale

For the second year in a row, Silverstone Auctions will stage a sale in conjunction with the Practical Classics Restoration Show, March 28 in the National Exhibition Centre near the Birmingham Airport in England. Because of the nature of the show, Silverstone focuses its docket on barn finds and vehicles ripe for restoration while also […]

By March 9, 2015 Read More →
Bonhams does $1.65 million with horse-drawn carriages

Bonhams does $1.65 million with horse-drawn carriages

Back on Christmas Day, we shared the news that Bonhams would stage its first Carriage Collection Sale, but we promised that Santa’s sled was not among those being offered. Well, the sale was held last week with all 150 lots selling for a total of $1.65 million. The top-dollar sale was $372,000 for the Royal […]

By March 9, 2015 Read More →