My Car Quest

August 19, 2018

Will A Hit Movie About Carroll Shelby Increase The Value Of All Things Shelby?

We generally do not write about future trends, but this Shelby movie is generating such interest that our frequent contributor Wallace Wyss sent in this opinion. - Ed. by Wallace Wyss - In a word, yes (Shelby stuff will … [Read more...]

Hollywood Considers Carroll Shelby Bio (Again) – UPDATED

by Wallace Wyss - A new team is intent on visualizing the drama of long distance racing in a new movie about Texas chicken-farmer-turned-race-driver Carroll Shelby. The Texan failed in raising chickens in the early '50s and took up sports … [Read more...]

Book Review: Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes

Book Review by Wallace Wyss - Title: Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes: The Venice Years 1962-1965 (2017) Author: Dave Friedman Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Motorbooks First edition: (September 12, 2017) Language: … [Read more...]

The Hudson River Shelby Cobra

wherein a 427 Cobra spends mucho time in a murky river before being rediscovered... by Wallace Wyss - The story starts March 3, 1968 when a red 427 Cobra was seen on Route 5 between Schenectady and Albany, New York. The driver, even … [Read more...]

Ford vs Ferrari A TV Story?

by Wallace Wyss - It was announced in mid-October that Channing Tatum , an actor and producer, will produce a TV series about rival carmakers Ferrari and Ford with Peter Dinklage, also an actor. I don’t know which of the two will be on screen or … [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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