My Car Quest

July 28, 2021

Collecting: Considering the Jaguar E-Type

by Wallace Wyss - To understand the impact of the Jaguar E-type (XKE in the US) you have to remember the bloated cars Detroit was making in 1961. The E-type was downright revolutionary, sort of like when the American P51 pilots came head to … [Read more...]

Restomod, Pro-Touring, Replica Or Something Completely Different

by Mike Gulett - I suspect that, like me, many of you are attracted to the idea of creating a custom car that is suited to your own tastes and may run on modern mechanicals for a better and more reliable driving experience than the original or it … [Read more...]

Ten Restoration Pitfalls

Text by Mat Fidge, photos by Mike Gulett - The joys of classic car restoration projects can only be matched by the frustrations they can bring – the rewards of working a car back to its former glory counterbalanced by the potential escalating … [Read more...]

Old Car Advertisements

by Mike - More than one GT40 for sale in the same magazine! Even in 1971 a used Ford GT 40 was $15,000, however, it still would have been a great investment. These classified ads are from the April 1971 issue of Road & Track as … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Joan Baez

from Wallace Wyss - Say Joanie (excuse me for being familiar, we talked once on the phone maybe 30 years ago when you were doing a radio talk show appearance, I had a question about Jane Fonda…). Now, I’m a car writer and have a need to … [Read more...]

Car Of The Day – Jaguar E-Type Roadster Up For Auction

by Mike - The Jaguar E-Type (or XKE) needs no introduction. It is well known that the E-Type is one of the most beautiful cars ever produced. Based on the D-Type, a very successful race car, the E-Type has the speed and acceleration to match its … [Read more...]