Author: Larry Edsall

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This ’36 Buick Century is a ‘head start to happiness’

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“You know a straight white road where the new leaves wait to whisper in the breeze of passing. You know a pretty girl with laughter, ready …

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This restored vintage Yellowstone bus is perfect

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Historically significant restorations When the Montage Hotel opens in 2021 at Big Sky, Montana, guests will be shuttled in historic style in a 1936 White 706 …

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This limited-run, drop-top Dodge pickup is for sale

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In its car-profile series, one phrase Hagerty Media uses in describing the 1989-91 Dodge Dakota Sport convertible pickup truck is “a fish without a bicycle.” Makes no sense, …

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This ’54 Chrysler wagon from the Harrah Collection is up for grabs

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This 1954 Chrysler New Yorker station wagon was part of the famed William Harrah Collection according to the Chicago-based dealer advertising the vehicle on ClassicCars.com. “Reintroduced as a highly …

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This ’70s SUV is brimming with vintage character

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Vintage sport utility vehicles have become fan favorites with the car-collecting community and thus the Pick of the Day, a 1973 International Harvester Travelall being offered on ClassicCars.com by a …

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This rare ’27 Duesenberg is for sale

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Billed as an “unprecedented opportunity to acquire the rarest of all Duesenbergs!” is this 1927 Duesenberg X Dual Cowl Phaeton asking for $598,000. The private seller advertising this …

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Will Cadillac’s electric Lyriq be a future classic?

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General Motors has begun its shift to all-electric vehicles — yes, you read that correctly — with the unveiling of the Cadillac Lyriq.  Though perhaps widely …

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The new T.50 ‘rewrites the supercar rule book’

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Gordon Murray Automotive says it has rewritten the supercar rule book with the unveiling of the T.50, which was designed, “to be the purest, lightest, most driver-centric …

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Barn find! This ’49 Willys-Overland Jeep pickup is a beauty

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Vintage pickup trucks and vintage 4x4s are hot commodities in the collector car world, and the Pick of the Day fits into both categories. It is …

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Is this James Bond’s sweet new ride?

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The first Aston Martin sport utility vehicle has rolled out of the company’s new assembly plant in Wales, so it begs the question: How soon will we see …

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Take a joy ride with us in this ’32 Ford Roadster

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Lately, they’ve taken to referring to the garage where Hagerty keeps its collector cars, maintains those vehicles, and even involves its employees in hands-on restoration projects, …

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The gorgeous artistry of vintage motorcylce logos

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You don’t have to own or even ride motorcycles to appreciate them, and especially those of an older vintage, as mechanical marvels or for their amazing sculptural …

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Here’s where robotic vehicles are taking us

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Like you, I’ve been trying to figure out what the future holds for our beloved and manually shifted, petroleum-fueled and human-driven vehicles as we apparently rush …

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How a $7K car became a ‘million dollar’ Scirocco

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“Splashed in a rainbow motif, blurred lettering and wild graphics, there’s no surprise why the hand-painted hatchback has people buzzing in and outside the automotive community,” …

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Vintage Mustang styling for modern F-150 pickups

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You love the look of the vintage ’69 Mustang Mach I and Boss 302 with louvers covering their sloping, sports-roof backlights. But now you’re all grown …

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Collectors sought Japanese cars during 2018

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Bob Golfen, he who is so affectionate toward vintage British and German sports cars, may have been the first to take notice of what should have …

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Bugatti Type 35A raced by Chiron on Worldwide docket

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Of all the successful Bugatti racing cars, none won more often than the Type 35, which claimed more than 1,000 victories during a production run from …

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Sinatra’s woody wagon headlines H&H online auction

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$22 million Ferrari sale boosts RM Sotheby’s SoCal visit

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A 1956 Ferrari 290 MM driven by Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill and Stirling Moss sold for $22.005 million Saturday at RM Sotheby’s collector car auction held at …

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What’s the better investment, a Porsche or the S&P?

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So which has provided a better investment opportunity: Buying a Porsche or putting that same money into the stock market? RimBlades USA wondered, and put its …

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McMullen ’32 Ford hot rod on Kissimmee auction docket

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Labeled by Mecum Auctions as “The World’s Most Iconic Hot Rod,” the 1932 Ford McMullen roadster is on the docket for the upcoming Kissimmee collector car …

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At 87, she gets a literal ride along Land Rover memory lane

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When she attended the 70th-anniversary party for Land Rover back in June, 87-year-old Dorothy Peters took along some photos of the day when she worked for …

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‘Green Book’ isn’t car movie of the day, but of an era

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I saw Green Book over the weekend. If you haven’t, I encourage you to do so. It’s a road-trip movie, featuring a tough-guy driver, a world-class pianist, and …

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Aston Martin develops ‘first reversible’ EV system to protect vintage vehicles

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To mitigate any future restrictions on the use of classic cars, Aston Martin plans to future-proof such vehicles with what it terms “the world’s first reversible …

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One-off GT500 Super Snake Mustang heading to auction

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The only 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Ford Mustang has been consigned to the docket for Mecum Auction’s Kissimmee, Florida, auction scheduled for February 3-13. As …

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Perhaps obvious yet helpful reminders about driving vintage vehicles

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Many of the suggestions may seem obvious, but even if they are, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded about the responsible use of a vintage vehicle …

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The most expensive collectibles ever sold at auction

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Back in August, a record price of $48.4 million was paid for a collector car sold at public auction. The car was a 1962 Ferrari 250 …

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The artistic roots of Italian car design

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The transition from Europe’s dismal Dark Ages to the brilliance of the Renaissance was ignited in Italy, primarily in Florence but also in Venice, Genoa and …

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Do judges favor non-American cars at Pebble Beach?

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In a pre-Trump America, mention of the word “foreign” likely triggered images of places, people and products that were exotic, glamorous, alluring, even romantic and magical. …

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Are collectors ready to say ‘oui’ to French cars?

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French cars are making a comeback among classic car collectors.  Of course, few vehicles have been more cherished by collectors than those bodied by such Paris …

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Catch this Las Vegas motorcycle exhibit while you can

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The newest must-see attraction in Las Vegas opened in November, but like some of its best shows, it will only be available for a limited time. …

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Tornado hits Illinois collector car dealership rebuilt after 2017 fire

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In the summer of 2017, Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois, was devastated by a fire, but the Noel family re-opened the dealership earlier this year. …

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Driving-while-shopping & driving high newest road hazards

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Even if you don’t live in a climate where weather makes winter driving more dangerous, there are a few new threats that can jeopardize your road …

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Las Vegas vintage car show is a sight to behold

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Cars were streaming into the upper level of the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center when I visited the site of the Mecum Auction …

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Get a load of this 1951 Alvis TA21 drophead coupe

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As World War I ended, T.G. John, former manager for British motorcar manufacturer Siddeley-Deasy, bought the rights to Hillman’s Electra engine line. He also bought a …

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Smart phone or car? More than half of survey respondents picked this

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The conventional idea within much of the car-collecting community is that young people are not interested in cars. They don’t drive them, let alone hope to …