My Car Quest

May 3, 2016

Tom Meade: An Americano In Italia – Doing What All Of Us Wished We Could Do…

by Wallace Wyss - Fate is a funny thing. Sometimes you read about someone and never think you will meet them. Well, this is a guy I first heard about in Road & Track classifieds and later on I did run into him. He was one memorable character. … [Read more...]

The 1967 Ford Mach I Mustang: Where Racing Influenced The Breed (Even If Only The Prototype)

by Wallace Wyss - Even though in 1967 Ford had a good deal of irons in the fire with the ol’ Snakemeister, Carroll Shelby, the existence of this car without a hint of involvement by Shelby is proof to me that Ford had a Plan B; Ford Mustang … [Read more...]

The Reventlow (And Shelby) Transporter Is Up For Auction Along With Two Scarab F1 Cars

by Mike - Two Lance Reventlow Scarab Formula One racing cars and the Reventlow Automobiles Inc.’s Fiat-Bartoletti transporter will be up for auction at the Bonham's Goodwood Revival Sale on September 12, 2015. This transporter was last … [Read more...]

What’s In A Name – Shelby Cobra: AC Cobra: AC-Ford Cobra or Shelby AC Cobra?

by Mike - The Cobra was introduced in the September 1962 issue of Road & Track. On the cover at the top they called it the AC-Ford Cobra and at the bottom the cover photo was labeled Shelby AC Cobra. Inside, the article title is AC-Ford … [Read more...]

The AC Cobra Mk IV – This Would Be A Cool Car To Own

by Mike - I attended my first Cars & Coffee in June 2013 at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California. I drove the Grifo - it was about a 100 mile round trip drive. There were some great cars and some interesting people too. I met Robert … [Read more...]

Lance Reventlow The Hollywood Racer And The Scarab

by Mike - I am surprised that the story of Lance Reventlow has not been made into a Hollywood movie. It has all of the elements of a blockbuster: Rich mother, one race car driving stepfather, and another stepfather, movie star named Cary Grant. … [Read more...]

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