My Car Quest

March 7, 2021

Racecar Blog

A Split Race Car and a Split Friendship

I have published several articles about the infamous race at Sebring in 1965 where two Iso Grifo A3/C (Bizzarrini) race cars were destroyed. Other tragedy followed as described by C. Rino Argento who helped Giotto Bizzarrini manage that race. Another … [Read more...]

Ragin’ Rivolta: A Ready to Race Iso Rivolta Race Car

by Wallace Wyss - Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. And there is as well a racing Iso Rivolta. Not just the one I saw at the Monterey Historics but one that has raced in recent years in European classic car events. I have new respect for the … [Read more...]

Driverless Race Cars – The Indy Autonomous Challenge

by Mike Gulett - Racing has been an instrument for advancing automobile technology from the beginning of the automobile. This trend will continue into the new world of self-driven autonomous automobiles and electric cars. In my article series … [Read more...]

The 1964 Ford GT40: The Auspicious Beginning of a Champion

Frequent contributor Wallace Wyss wrote to me "Ford has generously posted some pictures on the net of clay models of GT40s so I wanted to write about the trials and tribulations of the first year of the GT40. They show how laughably naive Ford was … [Read more...]

Shelby Mustang: We Go Back In Time (Last Saturday) and Visit the Shelby GT350 Shop

A visit to the Original Venice Crew's 1965 Shelby GT350 shop. by Wallace Wyss - If we're old enough, we all like to think we'd like to go back 50 years or so to a job we liked. Well, I kind of know what they are talking about at this car … [Read more...]

A Connoisseur’s Monterey Car Week – 2017

Wherein a motoring scribe describes four days in the motoring paradise that is Monterey Car Week. Thursday of Monterey Car Week is the day of the Tour d'Elegance where many of the cars scheduled to be on display at the Pebbie Beach Concours … [Read more...]