My Car Quest

August 5, 2021

A Car Guy’s Tales From Hollywood

Deep in the My Car Quest archives I rediscovered this Wallace Wyss classic from 2016. A story like most of us have never experienced, nor likely will. A real life noir story about a real car writer and would be Hollywood writer. Maybe the noir … [Read more...]

A Shelby Cobra Comes Back

For one guy at least... by Wallace Wyss - The 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept was built during the last hurrah of Shelby at Ford, when he had been brought back as a spokesman. No one had better credentials as far as creating exciting cars. … [Read more...]

A De Tomaso Mangusta Commissioned by Carroll Shelby is Sold

Mecum sells a piece of history - a hot rodded Mangusta with Shelby Mk V badges keeps 'Gooses over $300K. by Wallace Wyss - The Mangusta's time in the sun is at last a reality--they have soared to over $300,000 which is up to Iso Grifo … [Read more...]

The 1964 Ford GT40: The Auspicious Beginning of a Champion

Frequent contributor Wallace Wyss wrote to me "Ford has generously posted some pictures on the net of clay models of GT40s so I wanted to write about the trials and tribulations of the first year of the GT40. They show how laughably naive Ford was … [Read more...]

Design Critique: De Tomaso Mangusta

by Wallace Wyss - I remember the first time I saw one, in roughly 1968-'69, before the Pantera was announced, in Michigan outside a car museum, in Hickory Corners. The owner was crawling underneath it to adjust the transmission with Allen … [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...]