My Car Quest

July 9, 2020

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...]

How To Pronounce Porsche

by Mike - Does it make your ears hurt when you hear someone mispronounce a car name? One of the most popular sports cars in history, Porsche, has suffered from years of having its name mispronounced. This is perpetuated by movies and TV shows … [Read more...]

Porsche’s Italian Adventure – The Porsche 356 Abarth Carrera GT/L

by Wallace Wyss - The Porsche family were Austrians. They were doing pretty well developing race cars in the early ‘50s, especially the mid-engined Porsche 550 Spyder, but it bothered them that a fellow Austrian, Carlo Abarth, working in Italy, … [Read more...]

Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance – 2017

by Don Meluzio - Mike has been gracious enough to allow me to report again on the Radnor Hunt Concours about 15 miles west of Philadelphia in the beautiful farm country of Malvern, Pennsylvania. If you search back through the My Car … [Read more...]

The Carlisle Import And Performance Nationals

by Don Meluzio - I have always been quite envious of Car Hobby People in California. They have pretty much twelve months of pleasant weather, loads of '50s and '60s imports, and even Street Rods! Here in Pennsylvania we too have a good … [Read more...]

Porsche’s Grand Italian Experiment – 1960 and 1961 Porsche 356B Abarth GT/L

by Wallace Wyss - Now Porsche, as I have found out while researching the re-birth of my book Porsche 356 Photo Album, always liked to do things their own way. They had, at the beginning, Erwin Komenda, an Austrian who could design aerodynamic … [Read more...]