My Car Quest

April 23, 2014

The Lance Reventlow Scarab Race Team Had Two Transporters, I Think

Scarab Transporter

by Mike - The transporter below was sold at auction in Monterey in August 2012 by RM for $990,000. My friend, Ron Kellogg, started me thinking about this transporter and its history. The RM catalog description said, Italy’s Fiat, like … [Read more...]

A 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang – A Double Digit Car

1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang

by Mike - In 1964 Ford asked Carroll Shelby to transform the Ford Mustang from a "secretary's car" into a race car. He did that and in 1965 the Shelby GT350 Mustang won the SCCA B/Production Class championship. There were 562 1965 GT 350s … [Read more...]

The Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Sold In Paris

Ferrari 750 Monza Spider

by Mike - A Ferrari 750 Monza Spider race car raced by Phil Hill was up for auction at the RM auction in Paris on 5 February 2014. It is the Ferrari Monza that George Tilp once owned. In another Ferrari he installed the custom made Offenhauser … [Read more...]

This Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Once Was Powered By A Custom Offenhauser Engine? – No It Was Not

Ferrari 750 Monza Spider

by Mike - A Ferrari 750 Monza Spider race car is up for auction at the RM auction in Paris on 5 February 2014 and was not powered by the custom Offenhauser engine commissioned by George Tilp. It is the Ferrari Monza that George Tilp once … [Read more...]

People Prefer Corvettes To Vipers – But Why?

Chevrolet Corvette

by Mike - The Chevrolet Corvette can make a legitimate claim to be America's favorite sports car. On the other hand Carroll Shelby was involved with the Viper - one of the most important people in the American car world. Yet, the Viper is not … [Read more...]

The AC Cobra Mk IV – An Intriguing Car

AC Cobra Brochure

by Mike - I attended my first Cars & Coffee this past Sunday 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 … [Read more...]

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