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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 being 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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Think pink! Beaulieu museum plans Simply Pink rally

Think pink! Beaulieu museum plans Simply Pink rally

England’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu will stage a rally May 31 open to any vehicle, as long as that car or truck or van is pink, or even rose, lilac or lavender in color. The Simply Pink rally is being done to support the Breast Cancer Campaign. “Pink has long had a cult following […]

By February 25, 2015 Read More →
Silverstone claims four records at Race Retro auction

Silverstone claims four records at Race Retro auction

Silverstone Auctions opened its 2015 calendar with a 78 percent sell-through, total sales of some $5.6 million and a claimed four world auction record prices at its Race Retro sale last weekend at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry, England. Silverstone claimed record prices for a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa, sold for $313,170 with a matching five-piece set […]

By February 24, 2015 Read More →
Mazda gets ‘central feature’ display at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mazda gets ‘central feature’ display at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Many classic car events, from concours to vintage races, designate a featured marque, focusing attention on a particular automaker and its historic vehicles, perhaps Porsche or Duesenberg or the designs by Pininfarina. At the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, they have a Central Feature, a spectacular Ferris-wheel-sized piece of art that literally elevates automobiles as […]

By February 23, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Squire prototype, company rights offered in private sale

Squire prototype, company rights offered in private sale

Three years ago, a 1937 Squire 1 1/2-liter drophead coupe with English Corsica bodywork sold at the RM Auctions sale at Amelia Island for $990,000. Now, and after some 20 years in storage, a prototype for the supercharged Squire Eight has emerged and is being offered for sale. This car is just the prototype, but […]

By February 23, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Driven: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

Driven: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

What’s Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle? Well, here in the United States, it’s the Silverado pickup truck. But worldwide, it’s the Cruze, the brand’s compact four-door sedan. One reason for the car’s global popularity is the availability of a diesel engine. With the new clean-diesel fuel available in the U.S. for several years — no more stinky […]

By February 23, 2015 Read More →
Father of Datsun 240Z dies at age 105

Father of Datsun 240Z dies at age 105

Yutaka Katayama, beloved as the father of the Datsun 240Z and portrayed as “Mr. K” in a series of television commercials, has died at the age of 105. It was Katayama, the first president of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A., who refused to allow the new sports car to be marketed in the United States as […]

By February 22, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Le May sets featured classes for Pacific Northwest concours

Le May sets featured classes for Pacific Northwest concours

Le May, America’s Car Museum has announced the classes for the 13th Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance and is looking for cars to compete for the various awards. The concours is September 11-13 and includes not only the concours but a Tour d’Jour and other events. Featured marques and classes are: The Elegance of Rolls Royce […]

By February 20, 2015 Read More →
Market rating up, but Hagerty sees prices leveling off

Market rating up, but Hagerty sees prices leveling off

The classic car marketplace is cruising along nicely, according to the Hagerty Market Rating for February. The initial rating, issued in late January, indicated a market at 70.22 on a 100-point scale. The needle moved up slightly to 70.61 in the February report. Ratings in the 60-80 range indicate a strong and expanding market in […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Auctionata sets its second Internet classic car sale

Auctionata sets its second Internet classic car sale

Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata will stage its second Internet automobile auction, Classic Cars & Collectibles, on February 27. The company reported nearly $1.6 million in sales at its inaugural all-online classic car auction in December. The docket for the February sale includes a 1975 Maserati Merak, 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, 1962 Porsche 356 Super […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Breaking news! Sotheby’s acquires 25 percent interest in RM Auctions

Breaking news! Sotheby’s acquires 25 percent interest in RM Auctions

RM Auctions and Sotheby’s are moving from joint-venture to full partnership with Sotheby’s taking a 25 percent financial interest in the classic car auction house founded and led by Rob Myers. Sotheby’s, established in England in 1744 and the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has an option to increase its ownership […]

By February 18, 2015 1 Comment Read More →