My Car Quest

November 18, 2018

Who Was George Tilp? – A Big Phil Hill Supporter – Part Two

by Mike - Geoffrey Horton told me that his uncle, George Tilp, would bring his old race cars to his farm in New Jersey and let family members drive them around the farm. Below is a photo of 12 year old Geoffrey Horton doing just that in 1960. … [Read more...]

Who Was George Tilp? – Part One

by Mike - The world is indeed a small place and the Internet can make it seem even smaller. I publish an article (and an advertisement) about the custom Offenhauser Engine S/N 165 commissioned by George Tilp, a wealthy race car owner in New … [Read more...]

A Porsche In The Driveway – Or How To Find A Barn Find

A barn finder reveals his trailside tracking tips by Wallace Wyss - A colleague of mine, but only an enthusiast who doesn't full time write about them like me, was telling me how recently he was accosted by a man when he was driving his … [Read more...]

How To Treat A Barn Find – A Jaguar XK140 FHC-SE

by Mike - Geoffrey Horton has had a lot of experience around some serious cars. As the nephew of George Tilp he had access to Ferrari race cars and the people who worked on them and drove them. It is no surprise that he would be a life time … [Read more...]

Niello Concours At Serrano 2015 Photos

by Mike - Niello Concours At Serrano was held on 4 October 2015 in El Dorado Hills, California. I was not able to attend but Geoffrey Horton was kind enough to send in these photos. Founded by Michele and Brian Moore twelve … [Read more...]

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance – Photos By Geoffrey

by Mike - Geoffrey Horton was kind enough to send in these photos from the recent La Jolla Concours d'Elegance in La Jolla (San Diego), California. I saw this lavender Mercedes 300SL (below) in Palm Springs once and the lady with … [Read more...]

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