Mystery Cars (3):   2006-2013

Identifying unknown historic racecars and unraveling the provenance of other interesting sports and racing cars is great fun and is an important function of this website.  This is one of the most popular pages on the site and if you post your car here you'll have plenty of "looks". 

For info on posting your car on "Mystery Cars (3):  CLICK HERE


                             1-1-14    Moving On to "Mystery Cars (4)"!
 
  
12-14-13

Gregory Campbell is looking for info on the early history of his Devin-bodied Porsche Speedster.

 
11-19-13

Frank Mons is looking for info on the history of his 1959 Elva Mk.5.

 
11-1-13

Scott Carroll is looking for info on the history of his BoCar Special.

 
2-23-13

Alan Azarek is looking for information on the identity and history of this 1946 Cisitalia 202.

 
8-29-12

Jay Rodgers is looking for information about this photo of his Kurtis 500M, taken by Lester Nehamkin.

 
8-22-12

Ron Duly is looking to identify these aluminum body panels that he found aty an estate sale.

 
4-22-12

Stan Mason is looking to fill in the ownership gaps in the history of his 1959 Elva Mk.III

 
2-29-12

This "Mystery Car" has been ID'd as a special one-off Cisitalia, which is definitely exotic enough, but what's the story on that Maserati trident badge in the grille?

 
1-11-12

Chuck Croteau is looking for info on his 1953 Porsche Spyder Special.

 
1-8-12

Daniel Rapley is looking for information and history on his fire- damaged Allard J2.

 
12-18-11

Mark Bean is  specifically seeking information, photos and leads on his ST*403*BC.  He's also interested in the same for all other Siata 300BCs

 
11-11-11

Rich Campbell is looking for information on the history of his flathead Mercury-powered Special built by Ben Shoemaker in 1958.

 
3-24-11

Erich Schultz is looking for information on this special Allard or Allard- looking Special.

 
2-24-11

Robin Hanauer is looking for information on the origin and history of this sports car Special.

 
1-19-11

Tim McCoy is looking for information on the history of his Merlyn Mk.4A.  He's restoring the car.

 
12-20-10

Martin Rettenbacher is looking for information about the history of his Jaguar XK120 FHC.  The car may have raced in Northern California in 1960.

 
6-23-10

Guy Anderson is looking for looking for photos and information on the racing history of this "Mystery Car" called the "Falcon".

 
6-23-10

Guy Anderson is also looking for photos and information on the racing history of his other "Mystery Car" known as the "Ferret".

 
5-31-10

Tom Manning is trying to locate the Coral Special. Tom and Sandy Parsons built this Porsche-powered car in Northern California in 1964.

 
4-20-10

Jim Collins is looking for information about his 1928 Riley 9 restoration prtoject.

 
1-10-10

Can anyone help photographer Allen Kuhn ID this "Renault Special Barchetta"? 

 
12-21-09

From author and historian Michael T. Lynch:  "On May 17, 1959, Carroll Shelby drove the white car shown here at the Langhorne, PA, dirt oval.  What is this Cadillac-powered monstrosity?"

 
7-28-09

Heiner Reinhardt has owned a Miller Racecar with a PBS engine for the last 19 years in Germany.  He needs a Racecar-logbook for the car to race it at Classic-Events in Germany. The DMSB (FIA)  wants to know if this car raced at an international sportscar race in the USA, and on which track and at what event.

 
7-24-09

Longtime racer and "car guy" Bob Falcon is looking for photos from his racing career.

 
 
6-25-09

Oregonian Mark Nelson is looking for help identifying this mysterious car that "followed he and his son home" one day.

 
6-20-09

This beautiful sports/racer ran at Laguna Seca in 1965.  Does anyone know what it is and who's driving it? 

 
3-12-09

Mitch Goldstein is seeking information on the current whereabouts of this Austin Healey Sprite Mk.2 driven in thhe 1962 Sebring 3-Hour race in 1962.

 
2-15-09

Raffi Minasian is looking for information on the competition history of his beautifully restored 1953 Giaur.

 
2-8-09

Jerry van Kalleveen is looking for info on the competition history of his 1957 AC Bristol.  The car was raced in the USA until 1964.

 
1-11-09

Rodney Packwood is looking for information on the history of his Chrysler Hemi-powered GlassPar Special.

 
1-9-09

Anthony Kalil posted his MG powered Devin here on May 7, 2004.  Since then Anthony has learned more about his car and has added more photos to this new page.

 
7-28-08

Basie Roode would like to learn the history of his Matra sports/racer with a South African racing history, including the 1964 Kyalami 9 hr. enduro.

 
7-14-08

Dave Perry of "Old School Restorations" is looking for information to help him identify this fiberglass body of a big-bore 1960s sports/racer.

 
7-14-08

Dave Perry of "Old School Restorations" is also looking for information to help him identify this all-aluminum small-bore 1960s sports/racer.

 
3-22-08

John Gordon from Ontario, Canada is looking for info on the history of his aluminum bodied car with a Mosport racing history.

 
1-1-08

Bob Wilder is looking for photos and info on the history of the ex-Bro Crim OSCA from 1955.

 
12-18-07

Clausio Sassi, Secretary of "Club Italiano Panhard", is looking for photos and history of this Panhard HBR5 rebodied in plastic and which raced in California in the late 1950s.

 
11-3-07

Your webmaster found this obscure sports car with a Southern California racing history in a collection of unusual cars.

 
11-3-07

This once Oldsmobile-powered belly-tank lakester was in the same collection.

 
9-24-07

Steve McInteer is looking for information on this Chevy V8 powered 1957 MGA. 

 
9-15-07

Stu Hanssen is looking for info on his father Bill Hanssen's  "Baldwin Special".  Hanssen Sr. raced the car in California in the mid-1950s.

 
9-7-07

Roy Hunter is looking for the history of this mid-1950s Class "F" Modified that might have originally been one of the "Barlow Simcas". 

 
7-10-07

Louise Culham has mechanically restored this bugeye Sprite with (probably) a Pacific Northwest racing history.  She's interested in learning about the past history of her car.

 
6-14-07

Tim Hunt is looking for information and history on his Oldsmobile V8 powered Jabro H-Modified.

 
5-16-07

Dr. Wolf Zweifler is looking for photos and info on Maserati 250SI # 2431.

 
5-13-07

Guus Luijten of the Netherlands is looking to identify this car that appears at first glance to be an early 1950s Ferrari FII car.  Is it?

 
5-11-07

CanAm racer and longtime website contributor Jerry Entin is looking for info on this mid-1960s formula car.

 
4-2-07

Jim Tyson is looking for info on this Corvette with a competition history. 

 
2-20-07

Historic racer and longtime website supporter Bob Engberg adds new information on his 1957 Elva Mk.II -- and he's wants to hear from anyone with info or memories of the car.

2-15-07

Website contributor & "BARCBOYS.com" webmaster Dave Nicholas wants info on this Maserati 300S.

 
4-4-06

Daniel Shanahan is looking for info on this Jaguar XK-120 which may have a Pebble Beach racing history.  The car may have been supercharged at one time.

 
4-4-06

From "MB"  "I have an old race car that I'd been after for 30 years out here in the high desert near Mojave.   I need some info on this car; if any of you can help I would appreciate it."

 
4-4-06

Sam Phillips is looking for info on this very interesting customized and supercharged MGA.  The car has a midwestern racing history.

 
4-4-06 

Peter Reeves is researching a 1952 OSCA 2000S.  This car was driven by Ron Hunter in 1961 with Chevy power.

 

Next:    Mystery Cars -- 4  (2013-2014)

Back to:   Mystery Cars -- 2  (2004-2005)

Back to:   Updates -- 2012

Back to:   Main Homepage