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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 writing for ClassicCars.com, Larry oversees automotive enthusiast website iZoom.com, writes a weekly feature for The Detroit News, writes occasional articles for the The New York Times, and teaches as an adjunct member of the faculty at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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Deadline nears for California museum’s trip to Cuba

Deadline nears for California museum’s trip to Cuba

Friday, November 15 is the deadline to register for the California Automobile Museum’s cars and culture trip to Cuba. The 9-day, 8-night “Cuba’s Classic Cars” is scheduled for March 27 through April 4, 2015, and will include the museum’s executive director, Karen McClaflin. “It is estimated that Cuba has approximately 60,000 classic American cars that are […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →
SEMA Seen: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

SEMA Seen: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his latest selection: If you see […]

By November 8, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
SEMA Seen: 1966 Ford Bronco

SEMA Seen: 1966 Ford Bronco

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his latest selection: Each year on […]

By November 7, 2014 Read More →
SEMA Seen: 1940 Cadillac ‘Sophia’

SEMA Seen: 1940 Cadillac ‘Sophia’

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his selection from among the cars […]

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SEMA Seen: 1957 Plymouth Savoy

SEMA Seen: 1957 Plymouth Savoy

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his selection from the official opening […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
SEMA Seen: 1939 GM Parade of Progress Futurliner

SEMA Seen: 1939 GM Parade of Progress Futurliner

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his first selection: OK, so it’s […]

By November 4, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Artcurial posts $7.8 million sale, ends year with big gain

Artcurial posts $7.8 million sale, ends year with big gain

Artcurial Motorcars’ seventh annual Automobiles sur les Champs sale, held in the auction house’s garage on the corner of the Champs-Elysées and Ave. Montaigne in Paris, posted sales of more than $7.8 million. The sell-through rate was 80 percent. “In addition to the challenge of transforming Artcurial’s private garage in one night into an exclusive […]

By November 4, 2014 Read More →
From Orvus soap to the Burra Charter: A guide for the preservation (and use) of classic vehicles

From Orvus soap to the Burra Charter: A guide for the preservation (and use) of classic vehicles

Orvus soap. B72. Dry-ice blasting. Vehicle-shaped object. 3D laser scanning. French crown-forming machine. Swimming pool noodles. Silica-gel packs (unless you can afford aircraft desiccant plugs). The Burra Charter. If you’re not familiar with the things on that list, you should be if you’re a classic car owner because the importance of each — and much […]

By November 3, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
1938 Bugatti Type 57C is Best of Show at Hilton Head

1938 Bugatti Type 57C is Best of Show at Hilton Head

A 1938 Bugatti Type 57C owned by Richard Workman of Windmere, Florida, was acclaimed Best of Show at the 2014 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. The festival ended Sunday at the Port Royal Golf Club on the famed South Carolina island resort. Workman’s car is one of only 17 Type 57 coupes […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →
Pininfarina designs bicycle inspired by 1936 classic car

Pininfarina designs bicycle inspired by 1936 classic car

Fuoriserie is an Italian word meaning “specially built” or even “outstanding.” It’s also the name of the new Pininfarina Fuoriserie. But this new Fuoriserie doesn’t have four wheels, only two, because it’s a bicycle signed by Pininfarina for 43 Milano, a bespoke Italian bicycle maker. Why is this of interest to readers of the ClassicCars.com […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →