My Car Quest

October 22, 2021

Segerstrom Shelby Event Center and Museum Grand Opening Scheduled in Early 2022

by Wallace Wyss - If you are a Cobra guy, tattoo this date on the back of your hand: January 20, 2022. That's the date of the Grand Opening of The Segerstrom Shelby Event Center and Museum displaying what they say is "the 4th Largest … [Read more...]

How a Ford Engineer Ended Up With the Dream Car He Dreamed Up

by Wallace Wyss - Now you got to believe there are car enthusiasts employed by automakers. They are not all bean counters...So one of them is Chris Theodore, ex-product development head for Ford. He actually worked for several Detroit automakers … [Read more...]

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...]