My Car Quest

December 9, 2022

Thanks to Electric Cars Hood Scoops Are Going Away

by Mike Gulett - Another reason to dislike the transition to electric cars is we will see the demise of the air scoop on cars and certainly the beloved hood scoop will be gone. There is no need for a hood scoop to cool the engine of an EV like … [Read more...]

Hood Scoops – Car Art With A Purpose

by Mike - A hood scoop allows air to flow into the engine compartment either to help cool the engine or to deliver cooler air to the engine air intake which can improve performance because cooler air is denser than warmer air. And engines like … [Read more...]

The Best Of France And Italy – 2013

by Mike - On the first Sunday in November The Best Of France And Italy car show is held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California. I took the Bizzarrini GT 5300 there in 2008. I could not be make it this year but fortunately Bruce Caron was … [Read more...]

How Important Is The Steering Wheel?

by Mike -  The driver touches the steering wheel more than anything else in the car except for the drivers seat. The driver also spends a lot of time looking through, or at, the steering wheel. Plus a great looking steering wheel can really set … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen’s Siata – Part 2

by Mike -  Here are more pictures of this great little car the 1953 Siata 208-S once owned by Steve McQueen. This car (BS-523) is the first car profiled in Matt Stone's book McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon. In this book … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen’s Siata (1953 Siata 208-S)

by Mike -  Yes, Steve McQueen owned this Siata. The Siata 208-S was designed by Michelotti and hand-built by Bertone in 1953, utilizing the Fiat V8 2 liter engine and 4 speed transmission. The engine in this Siata has been enlarged to 2.3 liters … [Read more...]