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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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Former Rolling Stones bassist selling two classics at Bonhams Festival of Speed auction

Former Rolling Stones bassist selling two classics at Bonhams Festival of Speed auction

Bill Wyman, former bass player with the Rolling Stones, will send his 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 S and 1971 Citroen Maserati SM to the block June 26 when Bonhams stages its Festival of Speed auction at Goodwood. Four days before the sale, Wyman is scheduled to release Back to Basics, his first solo recording in 33 […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
Secret revealed! Hocking Hills roads are where engineers, auto writers like to do test drives

Secret revealed! Hocking Hills roads are where engineers, auto writers like to do test drives

The secret is out, and you can pretend you’re a staffer for one of the automotive buff books the last weekend in May when the Hocking Hills Touring Association stages its inaugural Cruise Hocking event. The Hocking Hills is a hilly region southeast of Columbus, Ohio, and previously its wonderful roads were a closely guarded […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
Change of venue for Classic Car Auctions in UK

Change of venue for Classic Car Auctions in UK

Classic Car Auctions, which stages sales every other month in England, is moving its auctions from the Silverstone racing circuit to the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre near Leamington Spa. “Following feedback from both sellers and buyers, the new venue will enable CCA to host sales on a Saturday, and will provide space to display up to […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible

Driven: 2015 Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible

Is the Bentley Continental GT the largest and most luxurious sports car or is it the sportiest of large luxury cars? After a few days and a few hundred miles behind the steering wheel, I’d say it is both. It is the largest and the most luxurious, and it is the sportiest, especially when a […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
Andrews’ collection brings $53.88 million at auction

Andrews’ collection brings $53.88 million at auction

The sale of much of Paul and Chris Andrews’ classic car collection figured to be huge, and it was, with 78 vehicles and some cherished automobilia and other items selling Saturday for in excess of $53.88 million, which RM Sotheby’s claims is a record for a single-vendor automobile auction. Consider that the recent sale of […]

By May 3, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Ford Fiesta ST and 2015 Ford Focus ST

Driven: 2015 Ford Fiesta ST and 2015 Ford Focus ST

Interesting how much you can learn about a car even in a very short drive. Of course, it helps if that short drive involves a very tight autocross circuit that allows you to push the car toward the edges of its limit. Well, OK, at least to the edges of your limits as a driver. […]

By May 3, 2015 Read More →
New auction company plans its first sale during Monterey Car Week

New auction company plans its first sale during Monterey Car Week

Robert Tybor is a finance and strategic economist with entrepreneurial and venture-capital experience in the hi-tech and healthcare industries. But he’s also a car collector. “I look at industries and I look at trends and possibilities, and I looked at the world of auctioning and there’s a whole trend toward auctioning,” Tybor said. And that […]

By May 2, 2015 Read More →
Klairmont Kollection sending 150 cars to Leake’s Tulsa auction

Klairmont Kollection sending 150 cars to Leake’s Tulsa auction

As he approaches the age of 90, Larry Klairmont has run out of room and has commissioned Leake Auction Company to disperse some 150 cars that will be offered at no reserve at Leake’s next auction, June 5-7 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Oklahoma. The cars will come from the Klairmont Kollection, a two-story, 150,000-square-foot […]

Rick Cole sets modest goal for his next Monterey sale

Rick Cole sets modest goal for his next Monterey sale

Bigger isn’t necessarily better, at least not at this point in Rick Cole’s life. Not quite three decades ago, Cole launched the first collector-car auction on California’s Monterey Peninsula, where that sale joined the Monterey Historic auto races and the Pebble Beach concours d’elegance in what was a comfortable classic car weekend. That weekend has […]

By April 29, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: 22nd annual Beeline Cruise-In at Payson, Arizona

Eye Candy: 22nd annual Beeline Cruise-In at Payson, Arizona

Photos by Larry Edsall Green Valley Park provides the people of Payson, Arizona, with 17 acres of grass-covered and tree-studded parkland, 13 acres of lakes, 3.8-miles of walking paths, three picnic ramadas, two public restrooms and plenty of paved parking. Oh, and one terrific classic and custom car show. People in Payson use those lakes […]