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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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Another eight-figure sale at Monterey, this time at RM; Bonhams auction totals more than $100 million

Another eight-figure sale at Monterey, this time at RM; Bonhams auction totals more than $100 million

The classic car auctions taking place on the Monterey Peninsula enjoyed another eight-figure sale Friday with more than another two dozen seven-figure transactions as Bonhams wrapped up its auction, Mecum Auctions and Russo and Steele continued, and RM opened bidding at its venue. Bidding also is underway at the Rick Cole Auction, where the bidding, […]

By August 16, 2014 Read More →
Motorcycle, Tiger top sales as Mecum, Russo and Steele start their Monterey auctions

Motorcycle, Tiger top sales as Mecum, Russo and Steele start their Monterey auctions

Bonhams sale of 10 Ferraris from the Maranello Rosso museum collection for $66 million certainly was the big auction news generated Thursday on the Monterey Peninsula, but Mecum Auctions and Russo and Steele also opened the bidding at their respective sales. Hagerty Insurance staffs each of the Monterey auctions and provides a daily statistical summary […]

By August 15, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1956 Chevrolet 210 wagon with 1950 teardrop trailer

Pick of the Week: 1956 Chevrolet 210 wagon with 1950 teardrop trailer

So Bob Golfen heads off to cover Monterey Classic Car Week, which leaves me to select the Pick of the Week. While it seems to me that just about any car Bob sees on that California peninsula would make an excellent Pick of the Week, I’ve nonetheless gone through the latest additions to the ClassicCars.com […]

By August 15, 2014 Read More →
At 74, Steve Earle isn’t quite retired, but he finally may have time to play some racing

At 74, Steve Earle isn’t quite retired, but he finally may have time to play some racing

Steve Earle remembers the days when he and some of his fellow Southern California sports car enthusiasts used to drive up to Antelope Valley, “sneak onto Willow Springs and play for a while, then slide out and go home.” While folks with fancy older cars could “fix them up for a concours or car show, […]

By August 13, 2014 Read More →
Private collection cars going to RM auction in November

Private collection cars going to RM auction in November

Yes, it’s Monterey week, and while everyone’s attention may be focused on the northern California peninsula, the classic car calendar continues beyond this week. For example, RM and Auctions America have announced the sale of more than 130 cars from the collection of Ford megadealer Sam Pack. The auction is scheduled for November 14-15 in […]

By August 13, 2014 Read More →
The Interview: Max Girardo

The Interview: Max Girardo

Max Girardo joined RM Auctions in 2006 to launch the company’s European headquarters in London. Still a few years shy of his 40th birthday, he’s a multi-lingual native of Melbourne, Australia, who already has lived in Italy, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Monaco and London. In addition to being a car specialist for Brooks […]

By August 12, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: Jet-Age pickup trucks at Concours d’Elegance of America

Eye Candy: Jet-Age pickup trucks at Concours d’Elegance of America

Photos by Larry Edsall With Chevrolet putting its El Camino on hiatus after the 1960 model year, some people at Pontiac saw an opportunity to pick up where Chevy was leaving off. So they took a couple of 1959 Catalina Safari station wagons and turned them into pickup trucks. They started with the front clip […]

By August 10, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Virgil Exner design at Concours d’Elegance of America

Eye Candy: Virgil Exner design at Concours d’Elegance of America

Photos by Larry Edsall Harley Earl of General Motors was the showman. Hollywood history. Father of American car design. Ringmaster of the Motorama. Decades of dominance in the design studio. But Earl wasn’t the only leader of an American automaker’s design department whose influence spread far beyond his own studio. Over at Chrysler, Virgil Exner […]

By August 9, 2014 Read More →
Stradale Collection offering cars and motorcycles at Silverstone’s Salon Prive auction

Stradale Collection offering cars and motorcycles at Silverstone’s Salon Prive auction

Henry Pearman has collected quite the reputation within the classic car community by not only specializing in Jaguar E-types, but by updating several dozen of them so they perform like more modern sports cars. At the same time, Pearman has collected quite a few classic cars of various marques, several of which he’ll offer at […]

By August 8, 2014 Read More →
Simeone museum’s classic motorcycle exhibition features Vincent, Brough Superior

Simeone museum’s classic motorcycle exhibition features Vincent, Brough Superior

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum’s annual classic motorcycle show for 2014 will feature Vincent/HRD, Brough Superior and pre-1974 250cc-and-under bikes. The show runs from August 16 through September 12 at the museum in Philadelphia. The bikes then head for another display, this one at the 18th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance on September 14. Vincent, […]

By August 8, 2014 Read More →