My Car Quest

January 28, 2020

Racecar Blog

Editorial: Vintage Car Replicas Rule

Wherein an old racing historian accepts the inevitable of vintage car replicas... by Wallace Wyss - OK, I get it. People go to vintage races to see vintage cars. But some vintage races are now letting in cars that look old but may have in … [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...]

A Brief History of the Shelby Cobra

The history of Carroll Shelby is multifaceted, complex and fascinating. The movie Ford v Ferrari focuses on his involvement with the 24 Hours of Le Mans where he won the race outright with co-driver Roy Salvadori driving an Aston Martin in 1959. He … [Read more...]

The Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation

by Mike Gulett - Between 1959 and 1963 Aston Martin made 75 of the fabulous DB4 GT. Now Aston Martin has made 25 DB4 GT Continuation examples which they sold for about $2 million each. I saw two of these Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation models … [Read more...]

Up For Auction: Ford GT40 by Superformance From the Movie ‘Ford v Ferrari’

by Mike Gulett - One of the Ford GT40 replica cars used in the movie Ford v Ferrari is up for auction by Mecum in Kissimmee, Florida January 2-12, 2020. 1966 SUPERFORMANCE FORD GT40 MKII This is not just one of the regular cars this is … [Read more...]

The Indispensable Phil Remington

by Mike Gulett - I finally saw the movie, Ford v Ferrari and I enjoyed it very much. I believe it is not necessary to be a car race fan or even a car fan to like this movie. It helps that it is based on real events, even though there are … [Read more...]