My Car Quest

March 2, 2024

The Epperly Race Car No. 99 And The Indy 500

I was recently going through some of my old articles and this one (originally published in July 2016) stood out because of the Comments. The readers who posted these comments know more about this Indy 500 race car than I do and some have family … [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...]

This Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Once Was Powered By A Custom Offenhauser Engine? – No It Was Not

by Mike - A Ferrari 750 Monza Spider race car is up for auction at the RM auction in Paris on 5 February 2014 and was not powered by the custom Offenhauser engine commissioned by George Tilp. It is the Ferrari Monza that George Tilp once … [Read more...]

The Most Stately Offenhauser Engine – The George Tilp Offy – Once Owned By Phil Hill

by Mike In the 1950s what would you do if you had a lot of money and you wanted to own and drive race winning cars? First you would buy the best car you could find, then you would get the best drivers like Phil Hill, Dan Gurney and Richie Ginther … [Read more...]