My Car Quest

October 14, 2019

History As A Marketing Tool In The Car Business

by Wallace Wyss - I notice in the announcement of the new DeTomaso that the company producing it, Apollo, references early DeTomaso race cars in their press release material. But at the DeTomaso P72's introduction ay Goodwood, they didn't … [Read more...]

The Ford GT40 Roadster

They existed but they were rarely a winner…. by Wallace Wyss - Most people know the Ford GT40 as a coupe but I’m here to tell you that there were in fact factory-built Ford GT40 roadsters. We haven’t been able to confirm how many, most say … [Read more...]

A Might Have Been Corvette Beater: Ford’s Cougar II Concept

by Wallace Wyss - Ya wonder, back when Shelby got Ford bankrolling him to make the Cobra a production car, if Chevy was worried. They had their Corvette in production since 1953 and still weren’t making any money on it. All they needed was some … [Read more...]

The First Shelby Cobra

Yes, Shelby’s family sold it. by Wallace Wyss - I suppose a lot of inventors sell the first of something they create but you gotta hand it to Carroll Shelby, he hung onto that first Cobra through thick and thin. Did Henry Ford keep the … [Read more...]

Car Of The Day – 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang

by Mike Gulett - In 1964 Ford asked Carroll Shelby to transform the Ford Mustang from a “secretary’s car” into a race car. He did that and in 1965 the Shelby GT350 Mustang won the SCCA B/Production Class championship. There were 562 1965 GT 350s … [Read more...]

“Ferrari vs.Ford” Promised Theme of Wyss Art at Concorso

by Mike Gulett - Frequent My Car Quest contributor Wallace Wyss has announced that, at his Art & Books booth at Concorso Italiano August 19th in Seaside, just North of Monterey, he has chosen the theme of "Ferrari vs. Ford." Each … [Read more...]

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