My Car Quest

March 7, 2021

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...]

Carroll Shelby vs Brian Angliss and the AC Cobra Mk IV

by Mike Gulett - Man, Carroll Shelby was really pissed off at Brian Angliss (the founder of Autokraft) and Edsel Ford. All because of the new AC Cobra Mk IV by Autokraft. Why was Shelby so upset about the new AC Cobra Mk IV? Was it the … [Read more...]

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Shelby Cobra: My Times with Carroll Shelby

AUTHOR: Chris Theodore PUBLISHER: Veloce Publishing BINDING: Hardcover ILLUSTRATIONS: color and black ad white PAGES: 160 PRICE: $60 USD Review by Wallace Wyss - This book, written by a former Detroit based automotive engineer, is … [Read more...]