My Car Quest

November 18, 2019

This Ferrari 250 LM Was the Last Ferrari To Win The 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Mike Gulett - While most of the attention at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans was focused on the factory team entries of Ferrari and Ford, it was a privately entered one-year-old mid-engine 3.3-liter V12 Ferrari 250 LM which caused a major upset … [Read more...]

Ford v Ferrari At Le Mans In The 1960s: Q & A From A GT40 Author

by Wallace Wyss - The movie Ford v Ferrari is about to hit the big screen November 15th (except for those lucky enough to see the premiere November 4th) and I imagine there’s some youngins who don’t know diddley-squat about the events leading up … [Read more...]

Wishful Thinking Should Not Be Presented As Truth – Especially About Important Car Races

by Wallace Wyss - The other day I was listening to one of my favorite radio shows, about cars from KPFK FM 90.7 and the co-host, Dave Kunz, interviewed a Ford expert about Ford's illustrious Le Mans history. I was going along with what they … [Read more...]

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...]

Barn Find: Yes It Is A Real Ford GT40

No kidding, except it was found in a garage... by Wallace Wyss - When I was in the Shelby club, back in the ‘70s, which met at Galpin Ford in the San Fernando Valley, one of the club members was a fireman who had come across the car when the … [Read more...]

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