My Car Quest

April 8, 2020

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...]

In Remembrance – Lee Iacocca

by Wallace Wyss - I met over lunch with a fellow author recently, a historian, but could not convince him of my theory that one man could make the difference on a race team or managing an auto empire. He maintained everybody was important, down … [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...]

Event Report: The 7th Annual Shelby Tribute

Gardena, CA May 5, 2019 Text and photos by Wallace Wyss - I hafta say that, having been somewhat around Shelby American back in the day (first visit 1965) I remember what it was like then. And it’s the same now, enthusiasm for the cars … [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...]

Fiction: Al’s Last Ride

This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable...Go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of mind itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, you're … [Read more...]