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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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MGs star at Beaulieu’s Simply Classics & Sports Car

MGs star at Beaulieu’s Simply Classics & Sports Car

Britain’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu held its fourth annual Simply Classics car show last weekend, though this time organizers changed the event’s name to Simply Classics & Sports Car. We’re not sure why the word “car” is singular — ah, those witty Brits! — but the idea was that in addition to traditional classic […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
Indiana history park to celebrate Festival of Machines that move us

Indiana history park to celebrate Festival of Machines that move us

Want to make your inaugural car show memorable? Offer rides in a two-seat Dallara Indy Car. That’s one of the features for the first Festival of Machines: A Celebration of Transportation to be held September 13-14 at Conner Prairie, an 800-acre interactive history park in Fishers, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. The park includes five […]

By August 27, 2014 Read More →
Mitchell museum’s woodies, concept sell well at auction

Mitchell museum’s woodies, concept sell well at auction

The 27 vehicles disbursed in the recent Mitchell Car Museum auction (see our Eye Candy gallery and story) sold for more than $1.8 million, including $228,800 for the 1954 Dodge Granada concept car. A 1949 Buick Roadmaster woodie station wagon and a 1948 Pontiac Streamline woodie wagon each brought $165,000, while a 1904 Mitchell B2 […]

By August 26, 2014 Read More →
Breaking news: Completion of pending sales would supercharge Cole’s already-successful Monterey return

Breaking news: Completion of pending sales would supercharge Cole’s already-successful Monterey return

Not only did Rick Cole introduce new bidding technology to the classic car auction world with his bid-by-smart-phone sale on the Monterey Peninsula, he’s also changing the way results are reported. Here it is, more than a week after bidding ended and we still are unable to report final numbers from the sale. According to […]

Auburn launches full fall schedule of auction action

Auburn launches full fall schedule of auction action

Are classic car buyers and their bank accounts exhausted after the auction action on the Monterey Peninsula? It won’t take long to find out, because the torrent of cars across the block doesn’t dissipate anytime soon. The Labor Day weekend is no holiday for classic car auction houses. RM’s Auctions America stages its biggest annual […]

By August 25, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams offers some more-affordable collectibles

Bonhams offers some more-affordable collectibles

You may not have been able to afford the cars offered at Bonhams’ most recent sale in northern California, but the auction house that just sold a Ferrari GTO for more than $38.1 million has another sale scheduled for this week, and the vehicles are expected to be sold for three and four figures, not […]

By August 24, 2014 Read More →
Get ready for the aftershocks: Pebble Beach signals generational shift for classic car community

Get ready for the aftershocks: Pebble Beach signals generational shift for classic car community

Scientists didn’t report any earthquakes last week on the Monterey Peninsula, but a tectonic shift took place and the aftershocks will reverberate throughout the classic car community for the foreseeable future. The obvious evidence came Sunday when those oh-so-proper, every-nut-and-bolt-must-be-factory-original judges at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance awarded best-in-show accolades to a car built — […]

By August 22, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Petersen museum reveals new interior design and floor plan, additional details on 20th anniversary renovation

Petersen museum reveals new interior design and floor plan, additional details on 20th anniversary renovation

A year ago at Pebble Beach, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles announced plans for “a complete exterior transformation and a dynamic redesign of the interior,” the renovations to be done in conjunction with the facility’s 20th anniversary celebration. At the time, it also revealed architectural drawings of the new exterior facade and launched […]

High on concept cars: Atlanta museum extends ‘Dream Cars’ exhibition

High on concept cars: Atlanta museum extends ‘Dream Cars’ exhibition

The “Dream Cars” exhibition at the high Museum of Art in Atlanta has been such a success that its run is being extended by a week, through September 14. In addition, two “Hoods Up” days are being added. On the “Hoods Up” days — August 31 and September 1 — the hoods of the 1955 […]

By August 20, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Preliminary figures show $399 million in auction sales at Monterey

Preliminary figures show $399 million in auction sales at Monterey

Preliminary results show sales of $399 million at the five traditionally conducted classic car auctions this weekend on the Monterey Peninsula. However, Hagerty Insurance, which monitors the auctions and provides preliminary numbers to the media, notes, “It is important to point out that there were a handful of significant no-sale’s from Sunday at Gooding that […]

By August 18, 2014 1 Comment Read More →