My Car Quest

December 14, 2018

ArtCenter College of Design – Car Classic 2018

Like Old Home Week for Grads by Wallace Wyss - The ArtCenter College of design, situated high on a hill overlooking Pasadena, is famous for one thing—training a good proportion of the world’s car designers. They have changed themes … [Read more...]

Aston Martin Race Car With Italian Coachwork To Cross The Block In Monterey

by Wallace Wyss - When I look over my Big Mistakes in barn finding, I remember visiting a guy in Palos Verdes, California maybe 30 years ago that had an Aston Martin DB4GTZ and it was a stunning car, perfectly restored, with coachwork by … [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 - 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...]

Was There A Fiat Cobra? – Yep There Was

Yes this fearsome beast still roams the earth… by Wallace Wyss - You hear Cobra fans talk about Cobra coupes and most of the time they mean Cobra Daytona coupes designed by Pete Brock. The first one was bodied in the US by California Metal … [Read more...]

Maserati Tipo 151 – A Recreation

by Mike - A while back Tony Olissoff from New Zealand sent me photos of a Maserati Tipo 151 race car which I later learned no longer exists because it was crashed. Only three Tipo 151s were made to begin with and out of the three only one … [Read more...]

The Hino (BRE) Samurai Race Car – Lost But Not Forgotten

by Mike - Ron Bianchi, a My Car Quest reader, contacted me asking if I knew the whereabouts of the Hino (BRE) Samurai race car. I replied that I did not which led to Ron sending in his story. Ron Bianchi once owned and raced the Hino (BRE) … [Read more...]

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