My Car Quest

May 26, 2019

Event Report: The 7th Annual Shelby Tribute

Gardena, CA May 5, 2019 Text and photos by Wallace Wyss - I hafta say that, having been somewhat around Shelby American back in the day (first visit 1965) I remember what it was like then. And it’s the same now, enthusiasm for the cars … [Read more...]

Things From The Far Past

by Mike - We are all a little sentimental at times, some of us more than others. Two years ago when I was visiting my mother (about 2,000 miles away) I rummaged around in her storage room and found something that I thought had long been lost … [Read more...]

What’s In A Name – Shelby Cobra: AC Cobra: AC-Ford Cobra or Shelby AC Cobra?

by Mike - The Cobra was introduced in the September 1962 issue of Road & Track. On the cover at the top they called it the AC-Ford Cobra and at the bottom the cover photo was labeled Shelby AC Cobra. Inside, the article title is AC-Ford … [Read more...]

Why Collector Cars Are Valued And Why The Wealthy Will Always Want Them

by Raffi Minasian - There is no turning back. The collector car market has changed. Collector cars, formerly residing in the joyful and slow-paced purchase via rumination have become rapidly vaulted into wealthy investor portfolios and there is … [Read more...]

Comments On “Are Fake Cars A Big Problem In The Classic Car World?”

by Mike - The recent Post "Are Fake Cars A Big Problem In The Classic Car World?" was also posted on two classic car groups on LinkedIn and I have received 46 Comments on LinkedIn so far and more are still coming in. The problem of fake cars, … [Read more...]

The Allard J2 (And J2R) – The Predecessor To The AC Shelby Cobra – Update

by Mike -  See the Update and Correction at the end. Sydney Allard founded the Allard Motor Company in England in 1936. Allards usually used a large American V8 engine in a small, light British sports car chassis and body, giving a high … [Read more...]