My Car Quest

January 21, 2020

Are Celebrity Owned Classic Cars Really More Valuable?

The craziness of who owned what - we have written about this subject a few times before but we keep coming back to it because it is so fascinating. And there have been celebrity owned cars and movie cars in the news lately such as the Bullitt Mustang … [Read more...]

The General Motors Rotary Diesel Team

by Dominick A. “Nick” Vermet - Not sure when in very late '60s early 1970, but GM Research at the Tech Center in Warren, MI started on a rotary diesel project. You can see the engine and team members and names in the two photos below. The … [Read more...]

Documentary Review: Shelby American

Review by Wallace Wyss - Title: Shelby American Director: Adam Carolla and Nate Adams Producer: Nate Adams Production Company: Chassy Media Length: 2 Hours There’s plenty of dramas made about real life events. Like … [Read more...]

Neo Classics: One Man’s Passion – The Bucciali Tribute Car

by Wallace Wyss - Yes, I know, I know, it’s a copy, a clone, what some now call a “tribute car” and I don’t normally write about clones but this one’s special. Why? Because it is the product of a love affair between a man and a photograph of … [Read more...]

The George Tilp/Phil Hill Offenhauser Engine Is At Auction In Arizona

by Mike Gulett - The Gooding auction in Scottsdale, Arizona is auctioning what is likely the most unique Offenhauser engine around. In 1954 George Tilp commissioned this unique engine from Meyer & Drake to use in his Aston Martin DB2. It was … [Read more...]

Syd Mead: A Great Futurist Has Died

by Wallace Wyss - Syd Mead died on December 30, 2019. He designed the sets for the movie Blade Runner. But he was a lot more than that. I remember, maybe 40 plus years ago, I had a hardbound promotional book by US Steel. And who was the … [Read more...]