My Car Quest

March 30, 2017

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...]

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...]

How To Pronounce Porsche

by Mike - Does it make your ears hurt when you hear someone mispronounce a car name? One of the most popular sports cars in history, Porsche, has suffered from years of having its name mispronounced. This is perpetuated by movies and TV shows … [Read more...]

Two Abarth Lovers Finally Meet In Italy

Two candles still burning brightly by Les Burd - On Saturday October 15, 2016 I hired a driver to take my wife, Louise, and I from Naples to Frosinone, Italy to visit Luigi Marignani, the noted private Abarth driver, great gentleman and … [Read more...]

A Former Lombardi OTAS Owner Speaks Up

by Mike - I love to read car stories sent in by readers and I share many of those because I figure if it is interesting to me then it may be to you as well. I have discovered a lot of interlocking connections between readers that are brought out … [Read more...]

Fiat 850 Spider: La Dolce Vita On A Budget Or The Evolution Of A Working Man’s Classic

by Wallace Wyss - In the mid-60's Fiat wanted to make a volume sports car, one that would be an enthusiast’s “first sports car.” It was the Fiat 850 Spider. The first model was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro while he was at Bertone. Now … [Read more...]

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