My Car Quest

February 6, 2023

The Many Faces of Carroll Shelby

by Wallace Wyss - As a biographer I wrote my first Shelby book back in 1977, "Shelby's Wildlife the Cobras and the Mustangs". It sold 50,000 copies. I got to know Shelby, who wrote the forward, meeting him to ask questions about his career … [Read more...]

Fifteen Reasons Why We Want A Collector Car

by Mike Gulett - As I have recently wrote about in What's Next? I am searching for a new collector car, or a modern car that will be a future collector car. Portions of this article were originally published in November 2014, which means … [Read more...]

Event: Cobras at the Lyon Air Museum

by Wallace Wyss - The idea of having a car show at an aircraft museum is a natural but I didn't realize how natural until recently when I went to the third annual Shelby tribute at the Lyon Air Museum in Tustin, in California's Orange … [Read more...]

Charles Agapiou: Shelby’s English Mechanic

by Wallace Wyss - During 40 plus years of occasionally writing a book on Shelby and crew, the most colorful figure I met was Charlie Agapiou (pronounced AGA -POO). He speaks with a cockney accent worse than Michael Caine in Alfie. He is now … [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 Ill Fated Shelby Series I: When Will It Become Collectible?

by Wallace Wyss - Carroll Shelby, as tall and proud as he was in public, was painfully shy. He liked to either be in control of the situation or not be there. So he had a few recurring doubts, one of which is; How can he be thought of as a modern … [Read more...]