My Car Quest

August 20, 2017

Archives for September 2016

New Barn Find Book From Wyss Makes Four

by Mike - The fourth and latest book in the softbound series that started with the one entitled Incredible Barn Finds is being released by December, reports Wallace Wyss, a West Coast based historian and frequent My Car Quest … [Read more...]

Book Review: Carrera 2.7 The Soul of Porsche’s Legendary Carrera 2.7 RS Lives on Within the Carrera 2.7 MFI

Title: Carrera 2.7 The Soul of Porsche's Legendary Carrera 2.7 RS Lives on Within the Carrera 2.7 MFI Author: Ryan Snodgrass Binding: Hardbound, slip cased Weight: 7.5 lbs. Pages: 406 Publisher: Parabolica Press Price: Regular … [Read more...]

The Stout Scarab – The First Minivan

by Mike -  Minivans are not normally the subject of My Car Quest but for the Stout Scarab I am making an exception. The Stout Scarab incorporated design features found in airplanes because the creator, William Stout, had been an aircraft … [Read more...]

Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival (“The Race at the Base”)

by Wallace Wyss - Photos by Richard Bartholomew. There is a tradition in San Diego, to have a vintage car race weekend at the Coronado Naval Air Station on North Island on Coronado Island. It’s rather fitting—you have young men in the Navy … [Read more...]

Franco Scaglione: King Of The Alfa Romeo BATs

by Wallace Wyss - There are unsung heroes in every field. Writing about rare cars for my Incredible Barn Finds books (Enthusiast Books, Hudson WI) I keep running across the name Franco Scaglione. I finally began researching him and … [Read more...]

An Open Letter To Tom Wolfe

Cruisin…Kalifornia style by Wallace Wyss - Hey, Tom, remember when we had that conversation, what, back half a century ago? Oh, for those who don’t know who Tom is, many years ago, maybe 50, Tom Wolfe, an erudite New York City writer … [Read more...]

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