by Mike - Named for the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa where a Maserati powered Cooper T81 driven by Pedro Rodríguez won the Grand Prix in 1967. Derived from the De Tomaso Longchamp (after De Tomaso had acquired Maserati) but much … [Read more...]
Archives for April 2016
by Wallace Wyss - Even though in 1967 Ford had a good deal of irons in the fire with the ol’ Snakemeister, Carroll Shelby, the existence of this car without a hint of involvement by Shelby is proof to me that Ford had a Plan B; Ford Mustang … [Read more...]
by Wallace Wyss - Let’s flash back to the Sixties. Imagine you are a state trooper in New York State, sitting behind a billboard and just starting your third bagel. You see a station wagon, a red one with flashy wire wheels, go by. He seems to … [Read more...]
by Mike - Introduced at the 1966 Paris motor show and designed by Virginio Vairo at Vignale, the Maserati Mexico is a beautiful GT that carries four people in elegance and style. The name, Mexico, was chosen because the prototype, was once owned … [Read more...]
The Cadillac Allante: There Was Many A Slip Twixt The Cup And The Lip On The Way To An All-Italian Design For GM….
by Wallace Wyss - William L. Mitchell was the heir apparent to General Motors' first director of design, Harley Earl. Mitchell had the same sort of showmanship as his former boss, even dressed the same, and, like Earl, even drove one-off … [Read more...]
by Mike - Bizzarrini cars are featured as a class at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance coming up this August and I thought another story about how the Bizzarrini GT 5300 is intimately connected to the Ferrari 250 GTO would be in order. Both … [Read more...]