My Car Quest

September 21, 2019

Observations on “The Egg”: 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export “Uovo”

by Wallace Wyss - Now I’d like to preface my capsule history of this car, aka The Egg, with the remark that: beauty does not guarantee a big sales price, nor does a big name coachbuilder. In this case the Ferrari in question was ugly as sin … [Read more...]

Iso Isetta: The Big Little Car

by Mike Gulett - The Isetta is physically a small car but as an idea and a design concept it had a big impact on the automobile industry. Conceived and developed by the Italian motor scooter and motorcycle company, Iso, it was a brilliant idea … [Read more...]

The Ferrari 340 America Race Car That Was Practically Given Away

by Wallace Wyss - Now, in my golden years, I can scarcely remember when I was a “newbie” in the car world, but there was a time there in the Sixties when I met a Chevrolet dealer, a Mr. Bill Markley, who had a stable of exotic cars, including … [Read more...]

Iso Isetta – The Mille Miglia Race Car

by Mike - Iso was a manufacturer of scooters after World war II so naturally the first version of the Isetta had a one cylinder scooter engine, although this engine used the Iso internal twin-piston design. After World War II cheap … [Read more...]

This Iso Isetta Raced In The Mille Miglia in 1954

by Mike - Factory entered Iso Isettas finished first, second and third in the economy class at the 1954 Mille Miglia. The Isettas averaged more than 43 mph during this grueling 1,000 mile race. After World War II cheap … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia Photos

by Mike - The following photos and text are from Marco Quadrelli at the Mille Miglia. ~~~ Hi Mike, I am sure that this is one of the more interesting cars participating at this year's Mille Miglia. It's a 1954 Porsche 550 1500 RS … [Read more...]