My Car Quest

December 13, 2018

John Fitch, A Cunningham C-4 And Two Movie Stars

by Mike - I was scanning through the book, "American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s" by Michael T. Lynch, William Edgar and Ron Parravano, when I spotted these two photos of John Fitch in a Cunningham C-4 racecar. These were taken at March … [Read more...]

A Short History Of The AC Ace Morphing Into The AC Shelby Cobra

by Wallace Wyss - Yes indeed sports fans, the AC Shelby Cobra did not spring out of the ground complete. It was in the beginning just an engine swap of a lumpen proletariat American made V8 into a successful British sports car. The … [Read more...]

Should We Expect Accuracy in Car Movies?

Is it Reasonable to Expect Dramas based on Real Life Events be Based on Real Life? Opinion by Wallace Wyss - We are led to believe, or hope anyway, that films based on historical events are written on the basis of extensive research. … [Read more...]

Did I Inspire The Replica Cobra Movement?

by Wallace Wyss - So I was going along he freeway sometime around ’70 to ’72 (memory fogs over) and I am in a Toyota and ahead of me is a 427 Cobra, red with white sidepipes. I began to chase it. We zoom in and out of traffic, my Toyota hard put … [Read more...]

Should Car Design Firms Copy Classic Designs?

The Toff's Travels - Editorial by Wallace Wyss - When Deny Behar, once of Lotus, proposed recently that his new firm, Ares Design, make a lookalike body of the fabled Ferrari 250 GTO and make it available for rebodying modern Ferraris, … [Read more...]

All In The Family – Iso Rivolta GT

by Buddy Pepp - In addition to being a loving father and mentor, my father had a passion for automobiles. No, he was not a collector. He enjoyed owning exotic cars as his daily drivers. Growing up, my father had Ford woodies, a 1955 T-bird with a … [Read more...]

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