All posts by Bob Golfen

Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle.He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs.A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

Station Wagons focus of AACA Museum exhibit

A full-size 1968 Mercury Commuter looks right at home in suburbia | AACA Museum photos
A full-size 1968 Mercury Commuter looks right at home in suburbia | AACA Museum photos

Before there were minivans, and before there were SUVs and crossovers, there were station wagons. That was how American families transported the kids, the dogs and the vacation gear, and those of us who recall the joyful weirdness of riding in those rear-facing back seats. Continue reading

Muscle cars and motorcycles highlight Auburn auction

A coveted 1970 Dodge 426 Hemi Challenger R/T hardtop is an Auburn highlight | Auctions America photos
A coveted 1970 Dodge 426 Hemi Challenger R/T hardtop is featured at Auburn | Auctions America photos

Auctions America returns to home turf for its annual Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend sale May 7-9. The auction will feature about 500 muscle cars, classics, sports cars and customs, plus an impressive group of 29 antique motorcycles from the Preston Evans collection. Continue reading

1953 Lincoln concept car at Keels and Wheels Concours

The 1953 Lincoln X-100 is taken for a high-speed test run during its heyday |The Henry Ford photos
The 1953 Lincoln X-100 is taken for a high-speed test run during its heyday |The Henry Ford photos

The gadget-laden 1953 Lincoln X-100, considered to be Ford Motor Co.’s first purpose-built concept car, appeared in auto shows across Europe and the U.S., where it starred as a thrilling vision of the future with a rain-sensing retractable roof and taillights that look like the exhaust outlets of a jet fighter plane. Continue reading

1970 Hemi ‘Cuda with just 81 miles heads for auction

The 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda stands in pristine unrestored condition | Mecum Auctions photos
The 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda stands in pristine unrestored condition | Mecum Auctions photos

Dream on, Hemi fanatics, because Mecum has a muscle car coming to auction that’s the stuff dreams are made of.

The car is special enough, an all-original 1970 Plymouth 426 Hemi ‘Cuda coupe in immaculate condition. But what puts this ‘Cuda over the top is that it has never been restored. Because why would it be when the car has been driven just 81 miles? Continue reading

Pick of the Week: 1966 Ford Mustang GT K-Code

The 1966 Ford Mustang GT fastback is a rare, original K-Code performance model
The 1966 Ford Mustang GT fastback is a rare, original K-Code performance model

Few classic cars have the universal appeal of a truly great Ford Mustang and here’s one for Pick of the Week that is an apparently pristine, very-low-mileage beauty that ticks all the boxes.

The 1966 Ford Mustang GT fastback is a rare numbers-matching factory K-Code model, which means it has a special high-performance 271-horsepower 289-cid V8 under its long hood and also is equipped with a heavy-duty clutch, driveshaft and differential and sports suspension.

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