My Car Quest

October 20, 2021

Iso, Iso Grifo, Iso Rivolta, Iso Lele, Iso Fidia, Iso Rivolta A3/C

A Split Race Car and a Split Friendship

I have published several articles about the infamous race at Sebring in 1965 where two Iso Grifo A3/C (Bizzarrini) race cars were destroyed. Other tragedy followed as described by C. Rino Argento who helped Giotto Bizzarrini manage that race. Another … [Read more...]

On Buying An Iso

This article was originally published in the Griffon (the publication of the Iso & Bizzarrini Owner's Club) - Volume Two, Number Three (1982). The Iso & Bizzarrini Owner's Club (IBOC) was founded in 1980 by Winston Goodfellow and the author … [Read more...]

Ragin’ Rivolta: A Ready to Race Iso Rivolta Race Car

by Wallace Wyss - Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. And there is as well a racing Iso Rivolta. Not just the one I saw at the Monterey Historics but one that has raced in recent years in European classic car events. I have new respect for the … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo Spider: A Mystifying Recent Sighting

by Wallace Wyss - Iso Grifo Spider Story Part 1 Originally Renzo Rivolta, founder of Iso in Italy, thought an open car would be a good companion for the Iso Grifo coupe. And so a one off Spider was made. It is not known if that too was … [Read more...]

Classic Car Design Critique: Iso Grifo

by Wallace Wyss - When I first became interested in the Iso Grifo nobody knew what they were except for the founders of the Iso & Bizzarrini Owner's Club. So they were dirt cheap, I think about $7,000 in the early '70s for one with some … [Read more...]

Iso Grifo No. 009 And Bizzarrini GT 5300 No. 0256 Together – Side By Side

With the many car events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic we will not see the car action we are accustomed to at this time of year. I thought it would be a good idea to reach back into the My Car Quest archives and occasionally re-post … [Read more...]