My Car Quest

December 7, 2021

Charles Agapiou: Shelby’s English Mechanic

by Wallace Wyss - During 40 plus years of occasionally writing a book on Shelby and crew, the most colorful figure I met was Charlie Agapiou (pronounced AGA -POO). He speaks with a cockney accent worse than Michael Caine in Alfie. He is now … [Read more...]

Ken Miles: Looking Back at Shelby’s Key Man

by Wallace Wyss - In the film Ford v Ferrari Ken Mles, portrayed by Christian Bale, an English immigrant to America, is depicted as an irascible trickster, always at war with the establishment. In the film, Carroll Shelby, played by Matt Damon, … [Read more...]

The Long Lost Prototype Shelby Daytona Coupe: The Saga of CSX 2287

by Wallace Wyss - When I first came to California in 1965, I was aware of Shelby American, and visited there to see the new 427 Cobra but didn’t notice the tattered Cobra Daytona coupes parked outside the plant with FOR SALE signs on them. … [Read more...]

Ford v Ferrari Film Review – This Movie Offers a Different View

Wallace Wyss was able to attend a preview of the new movie Ford v Ferrari a few days before its official opening. Here is his review. Mike Gulett by Wallace Wyss - The trouble with most racing films is that they–the producer and … [Read more...]

Remembering The Shelby Daytona Coupe

The Shelby Daytona Coupe beat the Ferraris and who’da thunk it was designed by a T-shirt artist? by Wallace Wyss - If anything, the short lived success of the Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe demonstrates the advantages of steadfastness. And the … [Read more...]

The British Edition of GQ Magazine Has a Cover Story Next Month With Interview of the Stars of Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans ’66)

by Wallace Wyss - It’s in the November issue. GQ's writer, Stuart McGurk, starts out telling the reader that this movie “tells the true tale of the grudge match between Ford and Ferrari in the Sixties and how the battleground became the 1966 Le … [Read more...]