My Car Quest

March 21, 2023

Archives for March 2011

Our Gallardo Weekend

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How To Create A Great Race Car – The Story of The Scarab

by Mike - I wrote before about Lance Reventlow and the Scarab Race Car but that article was mostly about Lance Reventlow's fascinating life. Here I want to discuss the classic Scarab cars and the experts who helped Lance Reventlow build these fast … [Read more...]

1957 Maserati 300S Race Car

by Mike - There were 28 Maserati 300S race cars produced between 1955 and 1958. The engine is a 3-liter inline 6-cylinder with three Weber carburetors that produces 260 hp. The light weight tubular chassis is covered by a beautiful … [Read more...]

Lance Reventlow and The Scarab Race Car

by Mike -  Race Cars and Hollywood I am surprised that the story of Lance Reventlow has not been made into a Hollywood movie. It has all of the elements of a blockbuster: Rich mother, one race car driving stepfather, and another … [Read more...]

John Fitch – A Great Racing Driver And Much More

by Mike - John Fitch has a background that many of us may not know. Below is a recent photo of John Fitch with the Fitch Phoenix at his home. This week Stephen Mitchell wrote about his interview with John Fitch for Stephen's … [Read more...]

Getting In And Out Of The Bizzarrini GT

by Mike - The top of the roof of the Bizzarrini GT 5300 is 43 inches from the ground and I am 73 inches tall. This can present a challenge getting in and getting out. The door sills are a few inches wide and they are a few inches higher … [Read more...]