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April 20, 2014

Monterey Car Week – The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering Part 2 – Iso

by Mike –

This past Friday August 17, 2012 was the tenth anniversary of The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering and one of the featured marques was Iso – celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Iso GT cars.

Piero Rivolta at The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering in 2012

Piero Rivolta

Piero Rivolta, the last president of Iso and the son of the founder Renzo Rivolta, was a featured guest and he was interviewed on stage by Winston Goodfellow. I have a video of this interview and I will publish portions of this interview in a later post.

Iso Grifo A3/L - The Prototype

Iso Grifo A3/L – The Prototype

There were 27 Iso cars at this wonderful gathering and I believe it is the largest gathering of Iso cars in North America and possibly the world. The very knowledgable readers of My Car Quest will let me know if this is not the case.

Iso Grifo No. 009 was the Iso class winner.

Iso Grifo No. 009 at The Quail

Iso Grifo No. 009 On Stage

The Iso Marlboro Formula 1 race car was there as were 15 Iso Grifos (including the prototype), 6 Iso Rivolta GTs, 1 Iso Lele, 1 Iso Fidia, 1 Iso Daytona Targa, 1 Iso Grifo A3/C and the Iso Rivolta Varedo.

Iso Marlboro Formula 1 race car

Iso Marlboro Formula 1 Race Car

Sir Frank Williams managed the Iso Formula 1 team.

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT – The Le Mans Car

This Iso Rivolta GT above did race at Le Mans and is owned by Piero Rivolta.

Iso Grifo Series 2 Targa

Iso Grifo Series 2 Targa

There were only four Series 2 Targas made.

Iso Grifo Series 1 Targa

Iso Grifo Series 1 Targa

There were only thirteen Series 1 Targas made.

Iso Fidia

Iso Fidia

John Lennon bought a Fidia and Piero Rivolta helped close the sale.

Iso Lele

Iso Lele

The Lele is named after Piero’s wife.

Iso Grifo 7 Liter

Iso Grifo 7 Liter

This is the last Iso Grifo made by Iso, chassis No. 412.

The Winners From The Rear

The Winners From The Rear

Iso Grifo Series 2

Iso Grifo Series 2

Iso Grifo Series 1

Iso Grifo Series 1

Many Iso Cars

A Gathering of Iso cars

Iso Rivolta Varedo

Iso Rivolta Varedo Concept Car

The Varedo is owned by Piero Rivolta.

In addition to Piero Rivolta there were other celebrities in attendance.

Stephen Mitchell and Mike Gulett

Stephen Mitchell (on the right) and Mike Gulett

Stephen Mitchell made the Documentary Carrera Panamericana (1950-54).

Sir Sterling Moss

Sir Sterling Moss

Adam Carolla

Adam Carolla

See more photos in the slide show below, there are two pages of slides.


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Comments

  1. It was a pleasure finally getting to meet you in person, Mike. Congratulations on the results you got with your car!

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