My Car Quest

March 24, 2017

Archives for June 2011

The Results – Salon Privé – Auction – My Favorite Cars

by Mike -  The results from this RM auction are in red text below: RM Auctions will be holding a classic car auction in conjunction with Salon Privé - the Luxury Super Car Event & Concours d'Elégance near London on 22nd - 24th June … [Read more...]

Iso Day In Palo Alto

by Mike -  There were three Isos at the Palo Alto Concourse d'Elegance today. I go to this event every year and I do not remember ever seeing even one Iso. Here they are: Iso Grifo Series 2 with a Ford Cleveland 351 cid engine and the extra … [Read more...]

Something Seems To Be Missing Here

by Mike -  This is the radiator cap on a Bentley. The coiled copper tube is hollow and is connected to the radiator coolant fluid. I think that the Bentley coolant fluid would overflow onto the top of the radiator if it were to over heat. It … [Read more...]

There Is A Car Show On Sunday

by Mike -  The Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance is on Sunday June 26, 2011 on the campus of Stanford University. I was going through some old files and found my pictures from this event in 2009 when I exhibited my Bizzarrini. See more of this … [Read more...]

Good Days And Bad Days – In Pictures

by Mike - The day this first picture was taken was certainly a good day for Stephen Mitchell as he visited the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris recently to see The Art of the Automobile (some of Ralph Lauren's cars). Or, more precisely, to … [Read more...]

1966 GM Electrovair II Electric Car – Why Did They Stop?

by Mike -  In 1966 General Motors experimented with an electric car based on a 1966 Corvair called the Electrovair II. It was powered by a silver zinc battery pack producing 532 volts located in the front and the rear. Silver zinc was chosen … [Read more...]

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