My Car Quest

July 9, 2020

Carroll Shelby vs Brian Angliss and the AC Cobra Mk IV

by Mike Gulett - Man, Carroll Shelby was really pissed off at Brian Angliss (the founder of Autokraft) and Edsel Ford. All because of the new AC Cobra Mk IV by Autokraft. Why was Shelby so upset about the new AC Cobra Mk IV? Was it the … [Read more...]

A Time To Drive – No. 2 (AC Cobra Mk IV)

by Mike Gulett - The weather has been great here on the central coast of California over the past few days, so I decided to make a new driving video. This time driving my AC Cobra Mk IV. The AC Cobra Mk IV was handmade in England by … [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...]

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 Mystery Cobra Still Confounds Historians – AC MA200

by Wallace Wyss - Now some historians lay into A.C. Cars Ltd, the fabricators of the Cobra, saying they were crude builders, with no finesse, no modern engineering. Some of that’s true. But there is one prototype that is out and … [Read more...]

The First Shelby Cobra

Yes, Shelby’s family sold it. by Wallace Wyss - I suppose a lot of inventors sell the first of something they create but you gotta hand it to Carroll Shelby, he hung onto that first Cobra through thick and thin. Did Henry Ford keep the … [Read more...]