My Car Quest

May 18, 2022

Beautiful Women in Car Advertisements

by Mike Gulett - Advertisers have used beautiful women to sell just about everything since the beginning of advertising, well actually since before advertising. And it still works today. This is true even if the buyer is a women but it works … [Read more...]

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...]