My Car Quest

June 23, 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 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...]

The Thorndyke Special Will Be In Monterey In August

by Mike - What I did not know when I first saw the Disney movie, "The Love Bug" which came out in 1968, was that the Thorndyke Special race car was really an Apollo GT. This very car below is the Thorndyke Special and will be at Concorso Italiano … [Read more...]