My Car Quest

July 4, 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...]

Six Hours In Cobraland Celebrating the Shelby Cobra

by Wallace Wyss - I was hoping now that Ford v Ferrari, the movie, which may have already recovered its cost back ($100 million) will be breeding a new whole new legion of Shelby fans, who leave the theatre interested in Shelby Cobras, GT40s, … [Read more...]

Event Report: The 7th Annual Shelby Tribute

Gardena, CA May 5, 2019 Text and photos by Wallace Wyss - I hafta say that, having been somewhat around Shelby American back in the day (first visit 1965) I remember what it was like then. And it’s the same now, enthusiasm for the cars … [Read more...]

Things From The Far Past

by Mike - We are all a little sentimental at times, some of us more than others. Two years ago when I was visiting my mother (about 2,000 miles away) I rummaged around in her storage room and found something that I thought had long been lost … [Read more...]

What’s In A Name – Shelby Cobra: AC Cobra: AC-Ford Cobra or Shelby AC Cobra?

by Mike - The Cobra was introduced in the September 1962 issue of Road & Track. On the cover at the top they called it the AC-Ford Cobra and at the bottom the cover photo was labeled Shelby AC Cobra. Inside, the article title is AC-Ford … [Read more...]

Why Collector Cars Are Valued And Why The Wealthy Will Always Want Them

by Raffi Minasian - There is no turning back. The collector car market has changed. Collector cars, formerly residing in the joyful and slow-paced purchase via rumination have become rapidly vaulted into wealthy investor portfolios and there is … [Read more...]