Larry Edsall

Larry Edsall

Larry Edsall is a Phoenix-based freelance writer. You can reach him at

Barrett-Jackson offers classic auction within its auction

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale classic car auction — the recent 2013 event was the 42nd annual — has earned its reputation as the world’s greatest collector car event, annually offering more than one thousand vehicles for sale in a state fair-like environment that includes test drives in some of Detroit’s newest high-performance cars and … Continue Reading →

Bonhams kicks up its second classic car auction

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bonhams, the Britain-based global auction company known for its fine art and other sales, staged its first event as part of the Arizona classic car auction week in 2012, but sold only 40 vehicles at an event that generated less than $6 million in sales. Undaunted, Bonhams returned to Arizona Auction Week … Continue Reading →

Detroit supplies custom cars for movie stars

LOS ANGELES — Southern California may be the hotbed of American car culture, but it needed Detroit to supply the raw materials — four-wheeled variety — that it turned into custom cars for movie stars and into hot rods for racing on dry lakes and drag strips. Among those car crazy Southern Californians was Robert … Continue Reading →