My Car Quest

June 25, 2017

Racecar Blog

The Three Pointed Scraper (1961 Porsche 356B)

OK, it was weird, it was ugly, but it’s one that got away from Porsche - the Porsche 356B 2000GS Carrera 2 - by Wallace Wyss This is a tale both of triumph and of tragedy, yet we, as car collectors, can all learn from it. First of … [Read more...]

Porsche’s Grand Italian Experiment – 1960 and 1961 Porsche 356B Abarth GT/L

by Wallace Wyss - Now Porsche, as I have found out while researching the re-birth of my book Porsche 356 Photo Album, always liked to do things their own way. They had, at the beginning, Erwin Komenda, an Austrian who could design aerodynamic … [Read more...]

Book Review: Iso Bizzarrini, The Remarkable History Of A3/C 0222

by Mike - Title: Iso Bizzarrini, The Remarkable History Of A3/C 0222 Author: Richard Heseltine Binding: Hardbound, slip cased Pages: 128 Size: 11.25 in X 9.75 in Publisher: This book is part of the Exceptional Cars series published by Porter … [Read more...]

The Porsche 356 Speedster Carrera

The rarest of the rare by Wallace Wyss - Already the Porsche Speedster, with only a little over 4,000 made from ’55 through ’58, is a hot collectable. But this article is about the crème-de-le-crème Speedster, the Porsche 356 Speedster … [Read more...]

Porsche’s Italian Adventure – The Porsche 356 Abarth Carrera GT/L

by Wallace Wyss - The Porsche family were Austrians. They were doing pretty well developing race cars in the early ‘50s, especially the mid-engined Porsche 550 Spyder, but it bothered them that a fellow Austrian, Carlo Abarth, working in Italy, … [Read more...]

Carroll Shelby: A Legend Remembered

by Wallace Wyss - I used to believe that, given enough different talents involved, a great car can be created. Now I believe that it takes one dominant figure to make a great car; someone who has the force of will to override all … [Read more...]

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