My Car Quest

May 28, 2023

The German Owner Iso Tour Of California

by Mike –

Below is an update on the German owner Iso tour of California after The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering where there were four German Iso Cars shipped from Germany to California for this special event.

Once the cars are here it makes sense that they need to be driven around the beautiful countryside of California. That is just what happened.

Text and photos by Jürgen Wilms

Iso Grifo, Iso Rivolta GT, Iso Lele at The Golden Gate Bridge

Iso Grifo, Iso Rivolta GT and Iso Lele at The Golden Gate Bridge

The drive in California was very enjoyable but also very tiring – 100 degree heat in non-air conditioned cars can be hard on man and machine. But, despite a few troubles along the way, we managed to bring all four cars along and saw what we had planned to see.

We drove 2,500 km (1,553 miles) and saw some of the most beautiful parts of California.

Iso Grifo, Iso Rivolta GT, Iso Lele at Yosemite

Iso Rivolta GT, Iso Grifo and Iso Lele at Yosemite

I cannot tell you how many people came up to us and commented on the cars, people were very generous in their praise. Now the cars are back on the boat to Europe and all participants have returned tired, excited and proud.

Iso Grifo in the California Mountains

Iso Grifo in the California Mountains

During The Quail apparently the Iso Rivolta Varedo had a battery problem and needed help from Lutz Hegewald one of the German visitors.

Iso Rivolta Varedo gets a new battery

Lutz Hegewald exchanging a dead battery on the Iso Rivolta Varedo in preparation for its appearance on the ramp


What a great adventure – all Iso fans who saw these cars are thankful for the four beautiful German Iso cars spending some time in California.

Read more about Iso at The Quail.

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