My Car Quest

September 16, 2021

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...]

Event Report: The Petersen Shelby Show

by Wallace Wyss - At the Shelby tribute on January 5 and 6, 2019 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles (hampered mightily on cruise-in day by an overnight rain), one question was answered definitively, that question being: Will the … [Read more...]

“Distressed” Is In…This Cobra Is In

A 427 Cobra that is shown with all its barn find patina... by Wallace Wyss - I am currently developing some clothing that consists of weathered looking, i.e., “distressed” jackets. Maybe the best customer will be a guy with … [Read more...]

A Short History Of The AC Ace Morphing Into The AC Shelby Cobra

by Wallace Wyss - Yes indeed sports fans, the AC Shelby Cobra did not spring out of the ground complete. It was in the beginning just an engine swap of a lumpen proletariat American made V8 into a successful British sports car. The … [Read more...]