My Car Quest

September 25, 2018

Who Was George Tilp? – Part One

by Mike - The world is indeed a small place and the Internet can make it seem even smaller. I publish an article (and an advertisement) about the custom Offenhauser Engine S/N 165 commissioned by George Tilp, a wealthy race car owner in New … [Read more...]

Event Report: The Shelby American Club Los Angeles Car Show

Raw horsepower at its finest…. by Wallace Wyss - The Los Angeles branch of the Shelby American Car Club had its annual fall show on September 15, 2018, but this time it wasn’t on the Santa Monica pier as in years past, but at a Shelby … [Read more...]

ArtCenter College of Design to Open Doors For Car Show

by Wallace Wyss - If there is any school world wide that is more associated with car design, they would have a hard time beating the reputation of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, now celebrating 70 years of their influence on car … [Read more...]

One Man’s Monterey Car Week

Wherein our old hand jumps into the mouth of the wolf... by Wallace Wyss - The week long Monterey Car week has now spread over to two weekends but I chose the Wednesday before Pebble Beach to head up North from Los Angeles. My mount was … [Read more...]

The Lamborghini Espada And Islero At The Quail

by Mike - Eleven Espadas and ten Isleros were at The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering on Friday August 24, 2018 in Carmel, California celebrating the 50th anniversary of each model. This must be the largest gathering of Espadas and Isleros … [Read more...]

Are Rat Rods The Dadaists Of The New Century?

by Wallace Wyss - Way back in time, in the ‘20s I think it was there was this movement in art called the Dadaists and basically they made fun of the other fine artists, holding fake exhibitions that would lead you to a bathroom and so … [Read more...]

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