My Car Quest

November 26, 2022

Random Memories Of Mike Hailwood And His Iso Grifo In South Africa

by Andre Loubser Firstly a somewhat circuitous route as to how I became involved with Mike Hailwood. In 1962, aged 22, I left Cape Town to join the export/sales division of the Porsche factory. A year later, much to my surprise, I was asked to … [Read more...]

Stuff You May Not Want To See

by Mike - In every car lovers life there are times that we see a classic car, maybe our car maybe a car belonging to someone else, in a condition that is not fun to look at or think about. Here are photos of some of those moments: A red … [Read more...]

At Amelia Island – A Beautiful Race Car

by Mike – I am leaving Florida today and I just passed Sir Stirling Moss in the Jacksonville, Florida airport. He couldn’t keep up with me. I am now in the air somewhere between Jacksonville, Florida and Dallas, Texas. This Lola T70 … [Read more...]

Records Are Meant To Be Broken, Right?

by Mike - I think when all the money is counted there are a few records that will have been broken at the Monterey auctions this past week. Ford GT40 This special GT40 sold for $11,000,000 (including the buyers premium) at RM Auctions in … [Read more...]

Iso Grifo Sold! – Ex Mike Hailwood and Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour"

by Mike -  Below is a first hand account from the Coys auction on 14 May by Chris Lackner* where the yellow Iso Grifo sold for £164,850 ($267,000)! Quite a great price considering how it was seriously damaged in an accident. It was however, … [Read more...]

Update 2-Iso Grifo For Sale – Ex Mike Hailwood and Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour"

by Mike -  The information and pictures below are from a friend who inspected and wrote the report on the Iso Grifo formerly owned by Mike Hailwood now for sale at the Coys Auction, The Spirit of Motoring - Ascot on Saturday 14 May … [Read more...]