My Car Quest

December 10, 2018

Petersen Museum To Celebrate Shelby In January

by Wallace Wyss - It is fitting that the Petersen Automotive Museum will be having not one but two Shelby events early in the year 2019 because Robert E. Petersen, founder of Petersen Publishing, with his magazines like Motor Trend and … [Read more...]

A Short History Of The AC Ace Morphing Into The AC Shelby Cobra

by Wallace Wyss - Yes indeed sports fans, the AC Shelby Cobra did not spring out of the ground complete. It was in the beginning just an engine swap of a lumpen proletariat American made V8 into a successful British sports car. The … [Read more...]

Should We Expect Accuracy in Car Movies?

Is it Reasonable to Expect Dramas based on Real Life Events be Based on Real Life? Opinion by Wallace Wyss - We are led to believe, or hope anyway, that films based on historical events are written on the basis of extensive research. … [Read more...]

Did I Inspire The Replica Cobra Movement?

by Wallace Wyss - So I was going along he freeway sometime around ’70 to ’72 (memory fogs over) and I am in a Toyota and ahead of me is a 427 Cobra, red with white sidepipes. I began to chase it. We zoom in and out of traffic, my Toyota hard put … [Read more...]

The AC Cobra Mk. IV

The most fun was the Angliss-Shelby fight - in the pages of CAR magazine… by Wallace Wyss - The AC Cobra, as most Cobra fans know, was developed from the AC 2.6 which was a later model developed from the AC Ace, which had gone into production … [Read more...]

Event Report: The Shelby American Club Los Angeles Car Show

Raw horsepower at its finest…. by Wallace Wyss - The Los Angeles branch of the Shelby American Car Club had its annual fall show on September 15, 2018, but this time it wasn’t on the Santa Monica pier as in years past, but at a Shelby … [Read more...]

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