My Car Quest

October 18, 2021

How To Pronounce Porsche

by Mike - Does it make your ears hurt when you hear someone mispronounce a car name? One of the most popular sports cars in history, Porsche, has suffered from years of having its name mispronounced. This is perpetuated by movies and TV shows … [Read more...]

Porsche’s Grand Italian Experiment – 1960 and 1961 Porsche 356B Abarth GT/L

by Wallace Wyss - Now Porsche, as I have found out while researching the re-birth of my book Porsche 356 Photo Album, always liked to do things their own way. They had, at the beginning, Erwin Komenda, an Austrian who could design aerodynamic … [Read more...]

A Borrowed Design – The Atlas Swallow

by Geoffrey Hacker - To any gearhead, the names of both Bill Burke and Mickey Thompson are synonymous with speed. Yet they were both also noted innovators, and in the fall of 1952 they collaborated on one of the most beautiful fiberglass sports … [Read more...]

The 1947 Cisitalia 202 – A Design Masterpiece

by Mike - "Cisitalia" comes from "Compagnia Industriale Sportiva Italia", an Italian business started in 1946 by the wealthy business man and sportsman Piero Dusio. Dusio was also an amateur race car driver. The 1947 Cisitalia 202 was a … [Read more...]

Even More Classic Car Photos From Padova, Italy

by Mike - I am always happy when a reader sends in interesting photos of classic cars and people in locations and from events where I am not. Today we have more photos of the Auto e Moto d’Epoca which was held 25-28 October, 2012 in Padova, … [Read more...]

Eva Peron’s Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

by Mike -  This 1947 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet is a rare car made even more rare because the original owners were Juan and Eva Peron of Argentina, where this beauty spent most of its life. It was restored in Europe to what appears to be … [Read more...]