My Car Quest

December 6, 2019

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...]

Remembering The Shelby Daytona Coupe

The Shelby Daytona Coupe beat the Ferraris and who’da thunk it was designed by a T-shirt artist? by Wallace Wyss - If anything, the short lived success of the Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe demonstrates the advantages of steadfastness. And the … [Read more...]

Ford v Ferrari At Le Mans In The 1960s: Q & A From A GT40 Author

by Wallace Wyss - The movie Ford v Ferrari is about to hit the big screen November 15th (except for those lucky enough to see the premiere November 4th) and I imagine there’s some youngins who don’t know diddley-squat about the events leading up … [Read more...]

UPDATE: The Hino (BRE) Samurai Race Car – Lost But Not Forgotten

UPDATE: The Hino (BRE) Samurai Race Car has been found in storage in Southern California for the benefit of the owner in Japan. The person who has this race car in storage contacted me more the one year ago and wrote this, Hello  Michael, I … [Read more...]

A Might Have Been Corvette Beater: Ford’s Cougar II Concept

by Wallace Wyss - Ya wonder, back when Shelby got Ford bankrolling him to make the Cobra a production car, if Chevy was worried. They had their Corvette in production since 1953 and still weren’t making any money on it. All they needed was some … [Read more...]

When Automotive Advertising Became Real

...for one brief shining moment... by Wallace Wyss - OK I’ll admit it. I was part and parcel of it in the beginning, back in the mid-‘60s, writing ads that gave scant attention to the mechanicals of a new car, trying to sell a car on … [Read more...]