My Car Quest

October 21, 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...]

The Ferrari 250 GTO Mystery Is Solved

With the recent news of a Ferrari 250 GTO selling for $70 million USD it started me thinking of other stories published here about the Ferrari icon, the 250 GTO. Here is a favorite. This is a slightly updated re-post of an article originally … [Read more...]

Another Porsche 356 Mystery Car

Is it the Holy Grail of Lost 356 Prototypes or just another VW-based custom? by Wallace Wyss - Back at the beginning of Porsche, you might say all options were open because, at that converted sawmill in Gmund that they were using for … [Read more...]

A New Classic Car Auction Is Coming To Monterey

by Mike - The auction is new but the guy running it is not new. He is Rick Cole the classic car guy who started the whole auction scene in Monterey in 1986 around the Historic Races and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance every … [Read more...]

A Ferrari Mystery – Is It The Ferrari 412S Or The Ferrari 412MI?

by Mike - After reading The Ferrari 412S story Dennis Gray, a photographer who regularly publishes in Sports Car Digest and a regular reader of My Car Quest sent this note below, Phil Hill identified the car to me as a 412MI not a 412S. The … [Read more...]

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