My Car Quest

September 26, 2017

Archives for April 2015

Hot Rod Engines

by Mike - The engine is a very important element of the hot rod and there are almost as many different hot rod engines as their are hot rod designs. With all of the engine choices it is common for the engines to be mixed up with the car … [Read more...]

Why Didn’t The Sliding Doors Of The Kaiser Darrin Catch On?

by Mike - Kaiser Motors Kaiser Motors was formed in 1945 as Kaiser-Frazer. They changed the company name to Kaiser Motors and merged with Willys Overland in 1953 and changed the name again to Willys Motors Incorporated. The company name … [Read more...]

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance – Photos By Geoffrey

by Mike - Geoffrey Horton was kind enough to send in these photos from the recent La Jolla Concours d'Elegance in La Jolla (San Diego), California. I saw this lavender Mercedes 300SL (below) in Palm Springs once and the lady with … [Read more...]

What’s In A Name – Shelby Cobra: AC Cobra: AC-Ford Cobra or Shelby AC Cobra?

by Mike - The Cobra was introduced in the September 1962 issue of Road & Track. On the cover at the top they called it the AC-Ford Cobra and at the bottom the cover photo was labeled Shelby AC Cobra. Inside, the article title is AC-Ford … [Read more...]

Iso Isetta – The Mille Miglia Race Car

by Mike - Iso was a manufacturer of scooters after World war II so naturally the first version of the Isetta had a one cylinder scooter engine, although this engine used the Iso internal twin-piston design. After World War II cheap … [Read more...]

Cars & Coffee In Carmel

by Mike - A new Cars & Coffee has started recently in Carmel. The Carmel/Monterey area is much less populated than Southern California so there are not as many cars at events as there are in the LA area or even the San Francisco area. In Carmel … [Read more...]

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