My Car Quest

September 27, 2016

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...]

What Is The Difference Between A Cobra And A Tiger?

by Mike -  Both the AC Shelby Cobra and the Sunbeam Tiger were styled by British companies, built on British chassis designs and are powered by Ford V8 engines. And Carroll Shelby was involved with both. Shelby created the Cobra and he and Ken … [Read more...]

Cars On The Streets During Monterey Car Week

by Mike - There are always many cool cars on the streets of Carmel and Monterey during Monterey Car Week. It is a lot fun to see what people are driving around or what is parked on the streets. Here are some of my photos - there were many more … [Read more...]

The 1999 Bentley Continental SC Is A Future Collector Car

Why is it collectable, you may ask? Because it’s a true Sedanca…. by Wallace Wyss - To a guy like me, from Detroit, who didn’t see Bentleys and Rollers until I came out to the West Coast in the ‘70s, I’m old school. I like the … [Read more...]

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