My Car Quest

March 31, 2020

Racecar Blog

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...]

Documentary Review: The 24 Hour War

What you need to understand the feature movie Ford v Ferrari. Producers: Chassy Media Produced and directed by: Adam Carolla and Nate Adams Cast: Henry Ford III, Edsel Ford II, Piero Ferrari, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, David Hobbs, Bob … [Read more...]

The AC Fastback Coupe

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes you link up with a customer and make something for him and damn if the car you made for him doesn’t become more known than your own. That’s what happened to AC cars, a very old automaker in England, one … [Read more...]

Ken Miles: Looking Back at Shelby’s Key Man

by Wallace Wyss - In the film Ford v Ferrari Ken Mles, portrayed by Christian Bale, an English immigrant to America, is depicted as an irascible trickster, always at war with the establishment. In the film, Carroll Shelby, played by Matt Damon, … [Read more...]

Fiction: Deja Vu

by Wallace Wyss - Jimbo was a racer. He knew he had the talent. He had, after all, at the age of 16 built his first race car, a special powered by a four cylinder Porsche pushrod four, all by himself. And he got lot of publicity for it, … [Read more...]

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...]