by Mike –
I thought after my recent post on this subject that I was done dealing with people on Bring A Trailer who know little to nothing about the subject at hand but nevertheless want to share their ill-informed opinions with the world.
However, there was one new comment that I cannot let go unchallenged because this person attacked my Bizzarrini and me where the other commentators that I disagreed with were expressing more abstract opinions.
This person uses the name justasmuk and the comment is dated February 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm – this person is anonymous but I am not, all the readers of My Car Quest know who I am.
Here is the comment from justasmuk:
Original? Only once. This car has been repainted , the interior restored, and a non original ( to this car) cross webbers carbs( because it looks better.). The best original car in the last ten years? The owner has now convinced himself with his hyperbole. Sound like a use car salesman, not a classic car “guru”. Won at Quail? Who voted? If it wasn’t for the Iso Birthday party, this car would have not seen the grass. No Concourse car here with all the fiddling.
Mark Twain said:
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.
My response – The interior is original, if you were to ever see this car in person you would know that. Or if you were part of the group of enthusiasts who follow Bizzarrini cars you would know that because this car has been in the public eye for more than 40 years.
If you have to ask “who voted” then you should not be commenting. The voters at The Quail are the car owners in the same class – not judges who may or may not know about each marque.
My Bizzarrini GT 5300 was also invited to show at The Quail in 2009, which it did. I believe it to be the only Bizzarrini GT 5300 to be at The Quail more than once and the only Winner of a Bizzarrini Class at The Quail.
This Bizzarrini also won the Owner’s Choice Award at the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance in 2011 – the oldest continuously running Concours d’Elegance in the world.
The owners of the other 175 cars at Hillsborough voted this Bizzarrini their favorite car of all the other cars at this event.
The Bizzarrini intake manifold with the 4 Webers not only looks good but adds speed compared to the single Holly carburetor – that is why Bizzarrini designed this set up not for looks but for speed to win races. This option was also available on the Strada.
Jack Koobs de Hartog, the noted Bizzarrini historian and author of several books on Bizzarrini cars says,
“Bizzarrini No. 0256 is one of the best and most original in the world.”
Below is a photo of Gerd Eckstein congratulating me on the Class Win at The Quail – Gerd is one of the world experts on both Bizzarrini and Iso cars and has been involved with these cars and the people who made them for decades.
He also owns many of the best examples of both Bizzarrini and Iso cars.
My questions to justasmuk – tell us why you are qualified to make the statements you made about a specific car that I suspect you have never seen and why are you qualified to comment on any Bizzarrini?
Let us know in the Comments below or let me know in a private email, don’t be shy.
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