My Car Quest

July 12, 2024

Lance Reventlow The Hollywood Racer

Versions of this article were originally published in 2011 and in 2015. You should read the Comments as an integral part of this article because some of the commentators have first hand experience with the subject matter. From the My Car Quest … [Read more...]

Restomod, Pro-Touring, Replica Or Something Completely Different

by Mike Gulett - I suspect that, like me, many of you are attracted to the idea of creating a custom car that is suited to your own tastes and may run on modern mechanicals for a better and more reliable driving experience than the original or it … [Read more...]

The Reventlow (And Shelby) Transporter Is Up For Auction Along With Two Scarab F1 Cars

by Mike - Two Lance Reventlow Scarab Formula One racing cars and the Reventlow Automobiles Inc.’s Fiat-Bartoletti transporter will be up for auction at the Bonham's Goodwood Revival Sale on September 12, 2015. This transporter was last … [Read more...]

The Lance Reventlow Scarab Race Team Had Two Transporters, I Think

by Mike - The transporter below was sold at auction in Monterey in August 2012 by RM for $990,000. My friend, Ron Kellogg, started me thinking about this transporter and its history. The RM catalog description said, Italy’s Fiat, like … [Read more...]

Phil Hill Drove It But George Tilp Didn’t Buy It – The Ferrari 412S

by Mike - How would you like to take a track tour with Phil Hill and Dan Gurney around Watkins Glen? Me too - read on. I was introduced to the interesting history of George Tilp by one of his nephews, Geoffrey Horton. Geoffrey introduced me to … [Read more...]

How To Create A Great Race Car – The Story of The Scarab

by Mike - I wrote before about Lance Reventlow and the Scarab Race Car but that article was mostly about Lance Reventlow's fascinating life. Here I want to discuss the classic Scarab cars and the experts who helped Lance Reventlow build these fast … [Read more...]