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Robert Ross

Editorial Consultant

Robert Ross is the automotive editorial consultant for Robb Report magazine. In addition to regularly evaluating new series-production vehicles in the sports and luxury segments, he directs a team of journalists to produce the annual Robb Report Car of the Year event. Ross places a substantial editorial focus on historic automobiles, in response to readers’ keen interest in collector cars and the market that drives them. As a lifelong automobile and motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoys a few machines of his own. More importantly, he values the many great friendships that have come about from a shared passion for all things vehicular. He lives, works, and drives in Los Angeles.

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A perennial favorite adds turbos and other bells and whistles that never sounded—or felt—so good. No one is as obstinate as the owners of old rear-engine Porsches. Resistance to change seems to be...
Robert Ross reflects on a lifelong love of Ducati. In 1982, using my Lancia Scorpion as collateral, I took out a $5,000 bank loan—a small fortune for a motorcycle at the time—and bought the last new...
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1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged Vanden Plas After the Bentley Motors factory team won the 1928 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the Bentley Boys, as the team members were dubbed, challenged the...

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