My Car Quest

September 24, 2021

Alfa Romeo The Honored Make at the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

Text and photos by Derek Meluzio - Alfa Romeo won the first ever Watkins Glen Grand Prix in 1948. Frank Griswold drove his 8C 2900C to victory ahead of names such as Briggs Cunningham, Sam and Miles Collier, and Cameron Argetsinger. Nearly 75 … [Read more...]

The Strange Case of the Ghia Cobra

by Wallace Wyss - If I had to name a culprit, who was behind the appearance and disappearance of a Ghia bodied Cobra roadster I'd say Alejandro De Tomaso. The quirky Argentinian was a customer of Ghia first, having them build his fiberglass mid … [Read more...]

Editorial: Death In The Afternoon

by Wallace Wyss - I don't exactly know when the crash happened, just that it was September 16th, 2021 in Temple City, CA. I was driving and I heard on the radio the words "Cobra...fatal crash." At first the news media thought it was a … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Carrozzeria to an American Automaker

by Wallace Wyss - Car companies make mistakes. To me, one of the dumbest moves Ford did in recent decades was to let go of the hallowed name of a famous carrozzeria (coachbuilder) they had bought degrades ago, namely Ghia. … [Read more...]

Was the Glasspar G2 the First Fiberglass Sports Car?

by Mike Gulett - At one time I thought that the Kaiser Darrin was the first fiberglass production sports car. My first thought is that I could not have been wrong but then I realized that I have been wrong plenty of times before. So, I did … [Read more...]

An Original Gold Plated DeLorean

by Mike Gulett - The DeLorean DMC-12 is fairly rare but the gold plated version is extremely rare. There were only 2 made by DeLorean to promote the American Express Gold Card in 1980 with a third one being made from spare gold plated panels. … [Read more...]