My Car Quest

February 17, 2020

A Brief History of the Shelby Cobra

The history of Carroll Shelby is multifaceted, complex and fascinating. The movie Ford v Ferrari focuses on his involvement with the 24 Hours of Le Mans where he won the race outright with co-driver Roy Salvadori driving an Aston Martin in 1959. He … [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...]

The De Tomaso P70 to Appear During Monterey Car Week

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes old race cars, even if they never race, have a way of re-appearing decades later. Such is the case with the 1965 De Tomaso P70. Originally it started out as a project with partners Alejandro DeTomaso and Carroll … [Read more...]

The Return of De Tomaso

by Wallace Wyss - The world found that out at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, where a car wearing the Isis badge and called the De Tomaso P72 was unveiled. Now this new version looks nothing like the old De … [Read more...]