My Car Quest

September 15, 2021

Design: Another Ferrari Shooting Brake

by Wallace Wyss - First of all, what is a shooting brake? I have my own theory of how the phrase originated. When m'Lord would decide some morning to go off into the hinterlands of his vast landed estate and shoot grouse or pheasants or whatnot, … [Read more...]

Book Review: NART A Concise History of the North American Racing Team

Review by Wallace Wyss - Author: Terry O'Neil Publisher: Veloce Binding: Hardbound Pages: 256 Price: (Amazon) $21 Publication date: 2015 ISBN 10: 1845847873 ISBN 13: 9781845847876 It is rare for me to review the same book twice … [Read more...]

This Ferrari 250 LM Was the Last Ferrari To Win The 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Mike Gulett - While most of the attention at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans was focused on the factory team entries of Ferrari and Ford, it was a privately entered one-year-old mid-engine 3.3-liter V12 Ferrari 250 LM which caused a major upset … [Read more...]

Who Was George Tilp? – A Big Phil Hill Supporter – Part Two

by Mike - Geoffrey Horton told me that his uncle, George Tilp, would bring his old race cars to his farm in New Jersey and let family members drive them around the farm. Below is a photo of 12 year old Geoffrey Horton doing just that in 1960. … [Read more...]

Who Was George Tilp? – Part One

by Mike - The world is indeed a small place and the Internet can make it seem even smaller. I publish an article (and an advertisement) about the custom Offenhauser Engine S/N 165 commissioned by George Tilp, a wealthy race car owner in New … [Read more...]

How Many Ferrari NART Spyder Models Were There?

by Mike - With the sale of one of the ten Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyders for $27.5 million at auction in Monterey, California in August 2013 there has been an increased interest in the Ferrari NART Spyder. It turns out there are more Ferrari NART … [Read more...]