My Car Quest

July 22, 2024

A Rare Apollo GT for Auction in Monterey

This is not just any Apollo GT but a 'Thorndyke Special' from the Disney movie The Love Bug. by Mike Gulett - The owner of this Apollo GT, John Barron, sent me an email recently letting me know his Apollo would be at the Bonhams Auction at The … [Read more...]

The Quick, The Crashed, The Lost And The Found Bizzarrini GT 5300

by Mike Gulett - A friend of mine (a long time Bizzarrini GT 5300 owner) who occasionally hung out with Carey Loftin (the movie stunt man) and Max Balchowsky (the racecar builder) told me that it was impossible to tell who owned which car … [Read more...]

The Thorndyke Special Was An Apollo GT In Disguise And It Is A Barn Find!

by Mike - It was a brilliant decision to use an Apollo GT as the "Thorndyke Special" race car in the 1968 Disney movie "The Love Bug". Why? Because the Apollo GT looked the part and virtually no one would know what car model it really … [Read more...]