My Car Quest

July 14, 2020

Racecar Blog

Raced By Bruce McLaren and Owned By Briggs Cunningham – A Fiat-Abarth 1000 GT

by Mike Gulett - The Fiat-Abarth 1000 GT is powered by a 982 cc engine with an Abarth-designed twin-cam (Bialbero) cylinder head, dual Weber twin-choke carburetors, and other modifications resulting in 99 bhp at 7,100 rpm. Sports Car Graphic … [Read more...]

Briggs Cunningham – A Great American Sportsman

Road Racer Briggs Cunningham: Horsepower, Endurance, Sportsmanship... by Mike Gulett -  Many years before Carroll Shelby entered the racing world there was Briggs Swift Cunningham II who was making his own cars and racing them against the … [Read more...]

Fiction: Rosso Corsa

by Wallace Wyss - Yeah they were astonauts. Whoopee-do. Nowadays, after 2025 anyhow, after what 1500 people minimum had been to Mars and back, being an astronaut was no big deal. It was Harry decided, like being a long range trucker. … [Read more...]

The Death of a Champion – Sir Stirling Moss, Age 90

by Wallace Wyss - It's possible to be the world's greatest driver for a time yet never have won the Formula One world title. That's the story of Sir Stirling Moss who died Sunday April 12, 2020 at his London home after a long illness. “It was … [Read more...]

The First Elvis Presley 507 (1957 BMW 507)

by Wallace Wyss -  Now here is a story that attempts to separate fact from fiction. Elvis Presley bought a BMW 507. True. His co-star on a film, Swiss star Ursula Andress, was given a BMW 507 by Elvis. Also true. But the source of endless … [Read more...]

Fiction: The Sound of Thunder

by Wallace Wyss - Feliz Von Hoschek was glad they still let him drive in their car events. Not in the vintage races but in the less strenuous point-to-point tours. He was, after all, 95 friggin' years old. But he was a crowd … [Read more...]