My Car Quest

February 7, 2023

When It Rains It Pours…But Still a Cobra Meet Happened

by Wallace Wyss - In a time when it seems California is awash with unrelenting rain, suddenly the skies parted sufficiently for a few hours to allow the Petersen Automotive Museum to hold a successful Shelby event, a 100th anniversary celebration … [Read more...]

A New AC Cobra is Coming in 2023

by Mike Gulett - Carroll Shelby likely would not be happy to hear that AC Cars has introduced a new version of the AC Cobra. We remember how upset he was when AC and Autokraft and Ford introduced the AC Cobra Mk IV in the 1980s (see what he said … [Read more...]

The Many Faces of Carroll Shelby

by Wallace Wyss - As a biographer I wrote my first Shelby book back in 1977, "Shelby's Wildlife the Cobras and the Mustangs". It sold 50,000 copies. I got to know Shelby, who wrote the forward, meeting him to ask questions about his career … [Read more...]

Bertone’s One-Off Aston Martin

This 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone Jet Coupe - a sleeper saved... by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes it’s the odd one that appreciates the most… At one time, race cars were fetching a lot more at the major auctions than car show one-offs. The idea … [Read more...]

Vintage: The DeTomaso Sport 5000 Spyder to be Auctioned in Monterey

by Wallace Wyss - We have been wondering when DeTomaso race cars will enjoy the price escalation of Ferraris, Maseratis, etc. but so far they haven't. But the owners of the few race cars built by the wily Argentine and his American wife keep on … [Read more...]

A Day In The Life

How a Cobra is the raison d'etre for a famous Beatles song. by Wallace Wyss - I don't have Sirius radio, but whenever I have a test car that does, I tune to the Beatles Channel, where they have experts that go into each of the Beatles … [Read more...]