My Car Quest

September 27, 2020

Briggs Cunningham – A Great American Sportsman

Road Racer Briggs Cunningham: Horsepower, Endurance, Sportsmanship... by Mike Gulett -  Many years before Carroll Shelby entered the racing world there was Briggs Swift Cunningham II who was making his own cars and racing them against the … [Read more...]

The Indispensable Phil Remington

by Mike Gulett - I finally saw the movie, Ford v Ferrari and I enjoyed it very much. I believe it is not necessary to be a car race fan or even a car fan to like this movie. It helps that it is based on real events, even though there are … [Read more...]

Restomod, Pro-Touring, Replica Or Something Completely Different

by Mike - 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 may be … [Read more...]

The Reventlow (And Shelby) Transporter Is Up For Auction Along With Two Scarab F1 Cars

by Mike - Two Lance Reventlow Scarab Formula One racing cars and the Reventlow Automobiles Inc.’s Fiat-Bartoletti transporter will be up for auction at the Bonham's Goodwood Revival Sale on September 12, 2015. This transporter was last … [Read more...]

Lance Reventlow The Hollywood Racer And The Scarab

by Mike - I am surprised that the story of Lance Reventlow has not been made into a Hollywood movie. It has all of the elements of a blockbuster: Rich mother, one race car driving stepfather, and another stepfather, movie star named Cary Grant. … [Read more...]

The Lance Reventlow Scarab Race Team Had Two Transporters, I Think

by Mike - The transporter below was sold at auction in Monterey in August 2012 by RM for $990,000. My friend, Ron Kellogg, started me thinking about this transporter and its history. The RM catalog description said, Italy’s Fiat, like … [Read more...]