My Car Quest

February 2, 2023

Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance – June 30, 2013

by Mike - Today my friend Michael Menetto and I spent the day at the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance. We had an excellent time, saw some beautiful cars and ran into some friends. Below are some of our photos. Phil White's Shelby Cobra and … [Read more...]

Car Of The Day – Classic Car For Sale – 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 “New York Auto Show Car”

by Mike - Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. This type of Shelby Cobra does not come along very often - one family ownership from new and all the documentation one could want. 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 … [Read more...]

The Color Green

by Mike - I love green cars and orange cars. But I have never owned a green, nor an orange, car. Here are some of my favorite green cars. The two cars above were at The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering in August 2012. This … [Read more...]

Classic Car Prices, Market Trends And Events – Part 4

by Mike - Recently I wrote about the upward trend in classic cars prices and the impact that high powered auctions and car TV shows have on those prices. It has occurred to me that there are other events in addition to classic car auctions and … [Read more...]

Monterey Car Week – Day Two

by Mike - The big event for me today was the Carmel Concours on the Avenue. Carmel-by-the-Sea closes down the main drag, Ocean Avenue, for several blocks for this event. This is a great idea - all cities should do this once a year, … [Read more...]

Shelby Cobra 289s For Sale In Monterey

by Mike - In late 1961 Carroll Shelby contacted the British car company, AC with the idea of using an American V8 engine in the AC Ace chassis. AC liked this idea so Shelby went looking for an engine supplier. He approached Chevrolet and they … [Read more...]