by Wallace Wyss - Just for the fun of it, let’s compare two icons of front-engined sports cars from the Sixties. One was borne out of a long tradition of building competitive sports cars, cars that took the 24 Hours of LeMans, cars that … [Read more...]
Two Legends At Odds: Why Is It That A Ferrari 250 GTO Is Worth Six Times More Than A Shelby Cobra Daytona?
by Wallace Wyss - Say it ain’t so, Joe. I guess not. It is so. The first Cobra ever made, CSX2000, is going up for auction by RM Sotheby's in Monterey. The CSX by the way refers to "Carroll Shelby Experimental". This is the … [Read more...]
They say if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t there. by Wallace Wyss - I was, and I don’t actually remember hearing the name Tara Browne, or the Right Honorable Tara Browne to use the proper nomenclature. But, back then I did hear, … [Read more...]
by Wallace Wyss - Oh, it’s certainly undeniably glorious when somebody rolls out a tribute car; or continuation car or whatever they want to call it. We get to see an example of our favorite car all dolled up, squeaky clean, ready … [Read more...]
Hey, take heart, this one could still have a happy ending… by Wallace Wyss - "Beneath the tinsel all you find is more tinsel." That, in essence, was the sum-up for some famous writer about Hollywood. Ask me, I can tell ya first … [Read more...]
by Wallace Wyss - Back in 1964, Ford announced the mid-engined low slung race car, the GT40, and though its primary purpose was to win LeMans (which it did in 1966) the attempt to make a road car version was a flop. Oh, a few were sold but they … [Read more...]