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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 be 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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Bonhams adds third auction at Goodwood in 2015

Bonhams adds third auction at Goodwood in 2015

Bonhams will stage a third auction in 2015 at Britain’s historic Goodwood racing circuit with the addition of a sale March 21 during the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting. Bonhams already stages auctions during the Festival of Speed (in late June) and the Goodwood Revival (in mid-September). “Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting completes our trio […]

By November 26, 2014 Read More →
Another accolade for Simeone museum’s Daytona coupe

Another accolade for Simeone museum’s Daytona coupe

At a black-tie gala in England, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX2287) owned by the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum of Philadelphia added another award to its growing list of accolades by being recognized as Car of the Year at the 2014 International Historic Motoring Awards program. Earlier this year, the car that broke 23 records […]

By November 24, 2014 Read More →
1934 Bugatti racer on the block Saturday at Leake’s Dallas sale

1934 Bugatti racer on the block Saturday at Leake’s Dallas sale

A 1934 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix racer known as “The Nuttle T-51” will cross the block Saturday at Leake Auction Company’s sale in Dallas Market Hall. The auction begins today and runs through Sunday. The Bugatti (serial number 51153) is one of 40 Type 51s produced between 1931 and 1934 and was originally invoiced […]

By November 21, 2014 Read More →
Simeone museum lets you, the people, pick Demo Day cars

Simeone museum lets you, the people, pick Demo Day cars

OK, we’ll admit it. The primary reason that we’re running this article is that we’re suckers for car collages such as the one above. But there is another reason we’re sharing that wonderful illustration: Each month, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia takes a few cars out of its indoor displays and exercises them […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Mecum Auctions does $15 million sale in Southern California

Mecum Auctions does $15 million sale in Southern California

Southern California has been a difficult nut to crack for classic car auction companies, but Mecum Auctions’ just-concluded sale in Anaheim posted sales of $15,238,429, a record for the sale held annually since 2012. To demonstrate Anaheim’s acceptance of the Mecum sale, Anaheim Ducks pro hockey team captain Ryan Getzlaf presented Dana and Frank Mecum […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Carlisle Events moving its Florida base to Lakeland next November

Carlisle Events moving its Florida base to Lakeland next November

Carlisle Events concluded its 2014 car show, swap meet and classic car auction schedule last weekend with its fifth Fall AutoFest at Festival Park in Zephyrhills, Florida. Carlisle also announced that after launching its 2015 season in February at Zephyrhills, it will move its Florida events to Lakeland, starting next November. Carlisle is based in […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Jaguar Land Rover sends 16 historic vehicles to British museum

Jaguar Land Rover sends 16 historic vehicles to British museum

You may recall that earlier this year, the Special Vehicles Operations division of Jaguar Land Rover spent some $170 million to purchase the largest private classic car collection in England, the 543 vehicles owned by British cosmetic dentist James Hull. The core of that collection included 140 cars significant to Jaguar’s history. Now that Jaguar […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Kia Soul EV

Driven: 2015 Kia Soul EV

I’m wondering if the people who drove electric cars a century ago were plagued by range anxiety. By the way, those people included Henry Ford’s wife, Clara, who bought a Detroit Electric because she found her husband’s cars simply too noisy. While Mrs. Ford bought a Detroit, the largest of the early electric car producers […]

By November 19, 2014 Read More →
Bookshelf: The story of one 1957  Chevrolet station wagon and the 14 people who have owned it

Bookshelf: The story of one 1957 Chevrolet station wagon and the 14 people who have owned it

The Classic Car Bookshelf Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream By Earl Swift Published 2014 Publisher HarperCollins Format Hardcover Pages 356 ISBN 9780062282668 Purchase Amazon As this book’s subtitle reminds us, it has been 57 years since the ’57 Chevy rolled off General Motors assembly lines […]

By November 18, 2014 Read More →
Brand-new 34-year-old hatchback brings $79K at Silverstone auction

Brand-new 34-year-old hatchback brings $79K at Silverstone auction

Ever wonder what a “brand new” 34-year-old car might be worth? Well, just such a car sold last week at Silverstone Auctions’ Classic Motor Show sale in England, and it sold for twice its pre-auction estimate. The car was a 1980 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam, sort of the British version of the Dodge Omni Shelby GLH […]

By November 18, 2014 Read More →