My Car Quest

May 22, 2019

Niki Lauda Has Died

VIENNA -- Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. read more … [Read more...]

Barn Find: Yes It Is A Real Ford GT40

No kidding, except it was found in a garage... by Wallace Wyss - When I was in the Shelby club, back in the ‘70s, which met at Galpin Ford in the San Fernando Valley, one of the club members was a fireman who had come across the car when the … [Read more...]

1956 Chrysler – A Great Style

by Mike Gulett - In 1955 all Chrysler cars were redesigned by Virgil Exner and Chrysler introduced the C300, which was a great idea as can be seen in the photos below. The Windsor was the top of the line for Chrysler in the years 1951 through the … [Read more...]

A Might Have Been Corvette Beater: Ford’s Cougar II Concept

by Wallace Wyss - Ya wonder, back when Shelby got Ford bankrolling him to make the Cobra a production car, if Chevy was worried. They had their Corvette in production since 1953 and still weren’t making any money on it. All they needed was some … [Read more...]

The First Shelby Cobra

Yes, Shelby’s family sold it. by Wallace Wyss - I suppose a lot of inventors sell the first of something they create but you gotta hand it to Carroll Shelby, he hung onto that first Cobra through thick and thin. Did Henry Ford keep the … [Read more...]

Giotto Bizzarrini: The Great Engineer

by Phillip Bingham - He was fired by Enzo Ferrari for his role in a failed ‘Palace Revolt’, fought back by trying to out-do Ferraris on road and track, briefly produced cars under his own name before being swindled into bankruptcy, and ended his … [Read more...]