My Car Quest

September 23, 2021

Archives for February 2011

Spyker C8

by Mike - In 2005 I had a test drive in the new Spyker C8 Spyder. My test driver was Rene Villeneuve, cousin to Jacque and nephew to Gilles. It was a very quick test drive, at least while Rene was driving. I was a little more cautious when I was … [Read more...]

Is This A Real Bizzarrini?

by Mike - On January 15, 2011 in London at the Coys Autosport auction a 1968 Bizzarrini GT 5300 was sold. But was it a real Bizzarrini GT 5300? This car was reported by Coys as sold for £250,000 (approximately $405,000 US). There have … [Read more...]

Historic NASCAR Race Cars

by Mike - Late last Saturday afternoon I was alone in the display room at Club Auto Sport in San Jose, California, where I am a member. The place was dark and set up for the Daytona 500 party the next day. I decided to take pictures of the classic … [Read more...]

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Engine

by Mike - The engine in the Bizzarrini GT 5300 is a 5.3 liter V8 that is capable of 400 plus hp. Giotto Bizzarrini chose this engine because he thought it was the best engine available in the 1960s. It was mated with either a single Holly … [Read more...]

American Cars That I Like

by Mike - Regular readers of My Car Quest may think that I do not care for American cars - but I do like some American cars. This truck below is similar to the pick up that I drove in high school, a 1940 GMC. When I blew up the engine I had to … [Read more...]

1959 Fiat Abarth Zagato 750 Record Monza Bialbero

by Mike - The name of this car is longer than the car itself! In the picture below on the left is Don Meluzio, the owner of this Abarth and next to him is Greg Paris, a former owner of this car, at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2006. I … [Read more...]