My Car Quest

March 31, 2020

John Toom – Engineer, Artist and Inventor

John Toom had a dream to design and build his own car. It turns out he also had the drive and the skill to do so, unfortunately he died just short of finishing his Jaguar Aerodyne. Ron and Sonya Kellogg bought it and funded its completion. The Jaguar … [Read more...]

John Fitch, A Cunningham C-4 And Two Movie Stars

by Mike - I was scanning through the book, "American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s" by Michael T. Lynch, William Edgar and Ron Parravano, when I spotted these two photos of John Fitch in a Cunningham C-4 racecar. These were taken at March … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo Prototype Is For Sale

Sold for $1,760,000. by Mike - The one-of-a-kind Iso Grifo Prototype does not come up for sale often but here it is up for auction. This is the first Iso Grifo and the design style represents what Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone had in … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype – Black & White Photos And Typewriters

by Mike - Remember when there were black and white photos and typewriters, or printed letters on paper? Years ago when I used film I would use black and white film sometimes because it was cheaper than color film. The black and white photos … [Read more...]

This Apollo GT Is A Backyard Find

by Mike - Not all 'barn finds' are in a barn. But when an Apollo GT that has been sitting in a backyard for about 35 years is found and acquired by a collector it is something to celebrate. And, naturally, it is something to envy. Text and … [Read more...]

Happy 50th Anniversary To The Iso Grifo In Italy

by Mike - There is a big celebration this weekend in Bresso, Italy commentating the 50th anniversary of the Iso Grifo at the former Iso factory. Unfortunately I am not there as I was for an Iso event in 2013. The black and white photos below … [Read more...]