My Car Quest

May 19, 2022

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Thanks to Electric Cars Hood Scoops Are Going Away

by Mike Gulett - Another reason to dislike the transition to electric cars is we will see the demise of the air scoop on cars and certainly the beloved hood scoop will be gone. There is no need for a hood scoop to cool the engine of an EV like … [Read more...]

A Record Auction Price for a 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C

by Mike Gulett - How much does celebrity ownership affect the selling price of a collector car? It depends on who the celebrity is. If it is Steve McQueen or Paul Newman it can have a huge impact. If it is Johnny Hallyday, the French singer and … [Read more...]

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...]