My Car Quest

May 25, 2024

Book Review: Shelby American 60 Years of High Performance

Title: Shelby American 60 Years of High Performance Authors: Colin Comer and Rick Kopec Price: $60 Length: 222 pages Binding: hardbound Publisher: Motorbooks Review by Wallace Wyss - This is a fun car book (the man and the cars he … [Read more...]

Tom Meade: An Americano In Italia – Doing What All Of Us Wished We Could Do…

From deep in the My Car Quest archives (the Wayback Machine - May 2016) comes this fascinating story about Tom Meade-a Californian who spent time in Italy and loved cars. Like many articles here on My Car Quest the comments are interesting and I have … [Read more...]

What Is The Difference Between A Cobra And A Tiger?

by Mike Gulett -  Both the AC Shelby Cobra and the Sunbeam Tiger were styled by British companies, built on British chassis designs and are powered by Ford V8 engines. And Carroll Shelby was involved with both. Shelby created the Cobra based on … [Read more...]

Two Legends At Odds: Why Is It That A Ferrari 250 GTO Is Worth Six Times More Than A Shelby Cobra Daytona?

From the My Car Quest wayback machine all the way back to July 2016 I found this very interesting story that many of you may not have read before. I hope you like it. Mike Gulett, Editor by Wallace Wyss - Just for the fun of it, let’s … [Read more...]

The Flip-Top Cobra: It Led the Way to the Big Block Cobra

by Wallace Wyss - The trouble with the 289 Cobra was that it was competitive for one brief moment in time. And Ford, which had been happy to promote the Cobra in ‘63 saw it as a waste of time once they had the 200-mph GT40 under development. … [Read more...]

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...]