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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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Eye Candy: Detroit Tigers Classic Car Show

Eye Candy: Detroit Tigers Classic Car Show

Photos by Larry Edsall The fellow wearing a gray-striped T shirt, baggy long shorts and flip-flops pulled his head out from under the open hood of burgundy-colored 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe. His blond hair was shaved and he wore sunglasses, but his long goatee gave him away, at least to my 12-year-old grandson, who took […]

Eye Candy: Motor Muster at Greenfield Village

Eye Candy: Motor Muster at Greenfield Village

 Photos by Larry Edsall Depending on the whimsy of the editors of your favorite dictionary, a “muster” can be a collection, a gathering together, a round up, a representative specimen, or an act of assembling for formal military inspection. The annual Motor Muster held each Father’s Day weekend at Greenfield Village, the Disney-style small town […]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →
Artcurial lines up LeMans 24-hour racers, Solo Lancia group for auction

Artcurial lines up LeMans 24-hour racers, Solo Lancia group for auction

Now that the 24 Hours of LeMans is finished for another year, we can turn our attention to the Le Mans Classic, a vintage racing weekend July 4-6 that will include some 500 historic racing cars and the third annual Artcurial LeMans Classic auction. “LeMans Classic is a major international event that pays tribute to […]

By June 17, 2014 Read More →
Oscar India? 007 would like codename for car being offered at Russo and Steele at Newport Beach

Oscar India? 007 would like codename for car being offered at Russo and Steele at Newport Beach

Oscar India is not a city on the Asian subcontinent, nor a character in some Bond, James Bond movie. It’s the nickname for a group of 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage automobiles, one of which will be offered at Russo and Steele’s Newport Beach auction June 18-21. The Aston is among a group of four […]

By June 16, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Dream Cars at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Eye Candy: Dream Cars at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Photos by Larry Edsall What I saw as a problem turns out to be a wonderful thing for the folks who run Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, where the featured exhibition through September 7 is “Dream Cars: Innovative Design / Visionary Ideas.” My problem was that there were so many people eager to see the […]

By June 14, 2014 Read More →
80 years later, Talbot repeats Alpine Trial victory

80 years later, Talbot repeats Alpine Trial victory

Eighty years after a 1934 Talbot won the original event, a 1934 Talbot 105 Alpine scored the victory in the Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Alpine Trial, a 600-mile test in the shadows of Europe’s Monte Blanc. The course included the historic the Route Des Grande Alpes and the Col De La Colombiere. The British team […]

By June 13, 2014 Read More →
LeMay museum selects McKeel Hagerty for Bulgari award

LeMay museum selects McKeel Hagerty for Bulgari award

Noting his progressive and innovative leadership of the collector car community, the LeMay — America’s Car Museum has presented its Nicola Bulgari Award to McKeel Hagerty, president and chief executive of the family-owned insurance company that specializes in insuring classic cars and boats. “McKeel has been one of the most progressive and innovative leaders in the […]

By June 12, 2014 Read More →
Mustangs (what else?) to be featured at Greenfield Village’s Motor Muster

Mustangs (what else?) to be featured at Greenfield Village’s Motor Muster

Each summer, two major cars shows are held on the streets, lawns and town square of Greenfield Village, the quintessential Americana small town that Henry Ford assembled in Dearborn, Michigan, by collecting and transplanting historic buildings from around the country. You want history? Well, the Wright Brothers home is next door to their cycle shop, […]

By June 9, 2014 Read More →
Corvette museum visitors can view the full sinkhole through August

Corvette museum visitors can view the full sinkhole through August

Officials at the National Corvette Museum have decided to delay reconstruction of the Skydome so visitors can see the sinkhole that opened February 12 and swallowed eight cars. Repairs will be delayed until after the museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, scheduled for August 27-30. “We have about 6,500 Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world pre-registered […]

By June 8, 2014 Read More →
Rare Ferrari 275 GTB Competitizione Clienti making its first trip to an auction at Cole’s Monterey sale

Rare Ferrari 275 GTB Competitizione Clienti making its first trip to an auction at Cole’s Monterey sale

For the first time in its nearly 50 years of existence, the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competitizione Clienti built as a special order for American Ferrari patron Alfred Ducato will be offered for auction at the Rick Cole Auction this summer at Monterey, California. The car is one of 10 special 275 GTBs built to […]