My Car Quest

April 1, 2020

Our Resident Historian Reveals An Obsession With Porsche “Turtle “ Cars

by Richard Bartholomew - "I suspect Ferdinand Porsche, as a boy in the 1800s, had a pet turtle," says Wallace Wyss, writer, who is presently hip-deep in research for the reprinting of the revised Porsche 356 Photo Album book. “The first … [Read more...]

Where Is It Now Department? – The Bertone Porsche

by Wallace Wyss - Some guys are way ahead of the curve. I’m thinking John von Neumann, around ’65. Now I knew von Neumann, in my photographic memory, from seeing a picture of him in a GI uniform shot back around ’45 with him sitting proudly … [Read more...]

The Porsche Gmund Coupe That was Not

by Wallace Wyss - Well, I mean not a coupe for awhile The rarest Porsche road cars are the ones made in an abandoned sawmill in Gmund, Austria in the late 1940s. Most were built as coupes. They had aluminum coachwork, hand hammered out … [Read more...]

The Ferrari Testa Rossa TRC

by Mike - While I was flipping through the December 1957 issue of Road & Track I came across the test drive report for the Ferrari TRC-2500 Testa Rossa. I knew that I had seen this car before although it looked a little bit … [Read more...]

The Winningest Ferrari Race Car – John von Neumann’s Ferrari Hot Rod

by Mike - Road & Track wrote in December 1957, The Ferrari TRC-2500 is without a doubt the most sensationally performing sports car we have ever tested – and we have tested more sports cars than any one person or organization that we know … [Read more...]

A Ferrari Mystery – Is It The Ferrari 412S Or The Ferrari 412MI?

by Mike - After reading The Ferrari 412S story Dennis Gray, a photographer who regularly publishes in Sports Car Digest and a regular reader of My Car Quest sent this note below, Phil Hill identified the car to me as a 412MI not a 412S. The … [Read more...]