All posts by Randy Leffingwell

An Embarrassment of Riches

With total production of Porsche sports car models hovering around a million examples, perhaps it’s not unexpected how much interest the six auction houses are

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August Editor’s Note

The long-awaited Monterey “speed week” is here. For many, the only purpose is the racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports

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Beach Reads!

Summer is all too short, and it gets quickly filled with family plans and travel opportunities. But at some point you can sit down, slather

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July Editor’s Note

It’s summer, and while this could be The Driving Issue, this one has become more the “think about your driving” issue. A number of voices

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Poster Children: A Survey

Many car enthusiasts had a poster on their wall of the car of their dreams. Although you may have forgotten what you imagined yourself driving

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June Editor’s Note

May has been a momentous month: Christie’s Auctions during three days of sales, sold $1.36 billion of artwork. Individual pieces sold for $30+M, $50+M, even

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The Role of the Placeholder

Tis the season to plan strategy As your collection has grown, it’s likely your collecting plan has matured. Some vehicles have emerged as essential elements

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May Editor’s Note

With the First of May just past, the late spring/summer driving season is on us. And while the most public – and most enthusiastically watched

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What They Said:

Sunday, 15 March 2015; Amelia Island, Florida Amelia Island Concours visitors walked past Jeff and Terri Zwart’s 1971 Porsche 914/6GT Werks coupe. The car finished

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Design DNA of Iconic Cars

Amelia Island Concours founder Bill Warner is well known for his fascinating, and sometimes provocative Saturday afternoon seminars. If there has ever been any criticism,

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March Editor’s Note

Welcome to the second issue of Road Scholars Magazine. In this we will offer you a thoughtful look at our car hobby from former auction

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Something Old, Something New

Automobile Design: Great Designers and Their Work This book first appeared in 1970, published by Robert Bentley. It provides excellent profiles of 11 of automotive

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The White Glove Obsession

It’s common in the world of fine art. It’s S.O.P. – standard operating procedure – among those who handle antiquities, historic documents, or archeological relics.

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Scottsdale Reality Check

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service defines a hobby as “an activity not engaged in for profit.” The 2015 Scottsdale auction results suggest that hobbyists may

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Going for Pie with Bob Ingram

Bob Ingram began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a professional sales representative, advancing and earning increasing responsibility to ultimately become CEO/Chairman of GlaxoWellcome.

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Going for Pie

Decades ago I did my first book, on Otis Chandler’s muscle car collection. Three years later he provided his Harley-Davidson motorcycles for another of my

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