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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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British company restores 16 classic Citroen 2CVs for adventure-trip rentals

British company restores 16 classic Citroen 2CVs for adventure-trip rentals

Sounds like a hoot: 2CV Adventures of Hampshire, England, went out earlier this year, bought 16 classic Citroen 2CVs, restored them and now plans to use them for tours, rallies, corporate events, even to help people celebrate birthdays or anniversaries. “You don’t have to ship your own car, bring the spares, create a route, book […]

By October 31, 2014 Read More →
Hagerty wonders: Will there be room on the road for classic cars in our autonomous-vehicle future?

Hagerty wonders: Will there be room on the road for classic cars in our autonomous-vehicle future?

It wasn’t billed as a keynote address, just a few opening remarks at the dinner that welcomed some 70 people to the third Historic Vehicle Association Summit last week in Middleburg, Virginia. But it seems that anytime McKeel Hagerty talks about classic cars, his words provide a thought-provoking, tone-setting perspective on the subject. “Everything I […]

By October 27, 2014 13 Comments Read More →
Hilton Head concours reunites a Ford with family’s cars

Hilton Head concours reunites a Ford with family’s cars

In Detroit, the names of the auto barons are revered, spoken decades later in respectful, sometimes even in fearful tones. So it was a little shocking to hear Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of Henry Ford, grandson of his namesake Edsel Ford, and son of Henry Ford II as he talked about cars owned by his […]

By October 26, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: Cadillac Ranch

Eye Candy: Cadillac Ranch

Photos by Larry Edsall They sit there in a farmer’s field just south of — and easily visible from — Interstate 40, just west of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle. There are 10 of them. All vintage Cadillacs, from a 1949 Club Coupe to a 1963 sedan. But they aren’t parked in the usual, haphazard […]

By October 25, 2014 Read More →
‘Tin Goose’ Tucker prototype joins National Historic Vehicle Registry

‘Tin Goose’ Tucker prototype joins National Historic Vehicle Registry

In 1947, the first Tucker 48 – the prototype known as “The Tin Goose” – was on its way for unveiling when the weight of its heavy, rear-mounted and air-cooled engine proved too much for the car’s rear suspension, which broke. Undaunted, Preston Tucker went on to build 51 cars based on that prototype, 47 […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams lands Herb Harris Collection for Vegas motorcycle auction

Bonhams lands Herb Harris Collection for Vegas motorcycle auction

Think “auctions” and “January” and you probably envision classic cars being sold in Phoenix and Scottsdale. But the 2015 auction calendar actually begins a few days earlier and a few hundred miles to the northwest with a pair of classic motorcycles sales in Las Vegas, where Bonhams sells at Bally’s and Mecum MidAmerica sets up […]

By October 21, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Goodwood sets dates for 2015 Festival, Revival

Goodwood sets dates for 2015 Festival, Revival

In England, Goodwood Motor Sport has announced 2015 dates for its Festival of Speed and Revival meeting, though the news release adds that the dates are “provisional.” The Festival of Speed, which includes the hill climb, is scheduled June 25-28. The Revival meeting will be staged September 11-13 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. For additional […]

By October 21, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour (in Arizona)

Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour (in Arizona)

Photos by Larry Edsall   Passing cars When you can’t see May get you a glimpse Of eternity Burma-Shave Weather did its best to ruin the inaugural Route 66 Motor Tour, which drove through a few days of rain in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma before encountering tornado-like conditions in the Texas panhandle. Some folks turned […]

By October 20, 2014 9 Comments Read More →
Corvette museum reveals Skydome repair plan details, timetable

Corvette museum reveals Skydome repair plan details, timetable

  Officials of the National Corvette Museum met Wednesday with contractor staff and engineers to review “the plan, process and timeline for remediating the sinkhole and repairing the Skydome building,” the museum said in a news release. That construction is to begin November 10 at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and scheduled for completion […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Carlisle Auctions has best sale since its return

Carlisle Auctions has best sale since its return

Since getting back into the classic car auction business in November 2012, Carlisle Auctions has staged four sales, the most recent earlier this month in conjunction with the Fall Carlisle event at the Carlisle Expo Center in Pennsylvania. Sales totaled more than $3 million, and Carlisle Auctions reported that it enjoyed its best sell-through rate […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →