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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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Carlisle sets indoor swap meet, January 16-18 at Allentown

Carlisle sets indoor swap meet, January 16-18 at Allentown

After celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, Carlisle Events launches its 2015 calendar January 16-18 with its annual Allentown Auto Mania at the Allentown (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds, where vendors fill the 59,000-square-foot Agricultural Hall of a huge automotive swap meet. In addition to the indoor sales, there will be a car corral with classics for sale […]

By December 1, 2014 Read More →
A visit to the magazine rack

A visit to the magazine rack

I recently found myself (ah, were those four words followed by a period, it might be the most meaningful, perhaps even the most important sentence I’ve ever typed, but — alas — those four words are merely the launching point to say that I was) arriving some 45 minutes early for a luncheon engagement, so […]

By November 28, 2014 Read More →
Coys auction showcases cars, posters as investments to enjoy as they appreciate

Coys auction showcases cars, posters as investments to enjoy as they appreciate

Remember an advertising campaign that suggested that you “give the gift that keeps on giving?” That very well could be the tag line for British auction house Coys’ annual “True Greats” auction, this year scheduled for December 2 in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall in Westminster. Noting that classic cars have outperformed many investments […]

By November 28, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Driven: 2015 Honda Fit

Driven: 2015 Honda Fit

Each year on the eve of its SEMA Show, the staff of the Specialty Equipment Market Association walks the nearly 30 miles of booths and vehicle displays in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center and does a car count. At the 2014 show earlier this month, that count counted some 1,500 cars and trucks. […]

By November 28, 2014 Read More →
‘Shorty’ Mustang concept headed to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale in March, 2015

‘Shorty’ Mustang concept headed to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale in March, 2015

We are still months away from March, 2015, but Auctions America is starting to beat the drums for its annual sale at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where it will offer up the “Shorty” Ford Mustang concept car for bidding. Back when it was developing the Mustang, Ford did a series of concept versions, starting with the […]

By November 27, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
People’s choice: Simeone will exercise four cars this Saturday

People’s choice: Simeone will exercise four cars this Saturday

You may remember the story we ran last week about how the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia was inviting everyone to vote to decide which three cars from its collection would participate in the People’s Choice Demo Day this Saturday. Well, not only are the votes in, but they came in record numbers, so […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
Cars will strut their stuff on automotive catwalk at inaugural London Classic Car Show

Cars will strut their stuff on automotive catwalk at inaugural London Classic Car Show

The inaugural London Classic Car Show is taking a cue from the famed London Fashion Week and will feature an automotive “catwalk” that it expects to be “every bit as glamorous, every bit as desirable and every bit as fashionable” as the one featuring human models in the latest design creations. “But there are two […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
Pope’s Harley headed to charity auction

Pope’s Harley headed to charity auction

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle built for one Pope but presented to his successor will be sold with no reserve at Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques du Monde sale February 5 in the Grand Palais in Paris. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Friendly World Association charity. The motorcycle is a FLSTC 103 Heritage Softtail Classic. […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
RM Auctions will handle downsizing of Andrews Collection in May, 2015

RM Auctions will handle downsizing of Andrews Collection in May, 2015

At one point, the father-and-son team of Paul and Chris Andrews had more than 150 vehicles in their classic car collection. However, said Paul, “When you get down to it, the most fun you can have in a car is using it how it’s meant to be used… on the road.” On May 2, 2015, […]

By November 26, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams sets major automobilia auction December 4 in New York

Bonhams sets major automobilia auction December 4 in New York

‘Transportation History” is the title of a Bonhams sale of automobilia to be held December 4 at the auction company’s Madison Avenue galleries in New York City. Bonhams said the auction features “an impressive array of historic automotive-related collectibles, from original artworks — such as oil paintings, period sculptures and rare advertising posters — to […]

By November 26, 2014 Read More →