My Car Quest

January 24, 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 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...]

First Cobra Ever Made To Go Up For Auction In Monterey

by Wallace Wyss - Say it ain’t so, Joe. I guess not. It is so. The first Cobra ever made, CSX2000, is going up for auction by RM Sotheby's in Monterey. The CSX by the way refers to "Carroll Shelby Experimental". This is the … [Read more...]

Phil Remington Has Died

by Mike - Fans of auto racing have lost another great one - Phil Remington died on February 8 at the age of 92. He made many contributions to auto racing and he will be remembered as a key contributor to elevating American road racing to the … [Read more...]