My Car Quest

July 13, 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...]

Briggs Cunningham – A Great American Sportsman

Road Racer Briggs Cunningham: Horsepower, Endurance, Sportsmanship... by Mike Gulett -  Many years before Carroll Shelby entered the racing world there was Briggs Swift Cunningham II who was making his own cars and racing them against the … [Read more...]

Think Big – Thought Ettore Bugatti

So he did - but his timing was off… by Wallace Wyss - In retrospect, I gotta hand it to ol’ Ettore Bugatti, the car builder, because not only did he build cars that ended up winning 1000 races, but for awhile he built the world’s most … [Read more...]

The Big Mystery: One Two Seat Cadillac Is Missing

Hey it’s out there. I know it in my bones… by Wallace Wyss - I used to read a lot of mystery stories. The ones that fascinate me most are when they take place not in plush places like Beverly Hills but out in “flyover territory” where … [Read more...]

John Fitch, A Cunningham C-4 And Two Movie Stars

by Mike - I was scanning through the book, "American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s" by Michael T. Lynch, William Edgar and Ron Parravano, when I spotted these two photos of John Fitch in a Cunningham C-4 racecar. These were taken at March … [Read more...]

This Fiat-Abarth 1000 GT Was Raced By Bruce McLaren and Owned By Briggs Cunningham

by Mike - This rare, one of the three "Cunningham Abarth Bialberos", race cars was auctioned in August 2013 at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach and sold for $302,500. The Fiat-Abarth 1000 GT is powered by a 982 cc engine with an … [Read more...]