My Car Quest

April 24, 2019

Are Car Accident Paintings Too Ghoulish?

Our regular artist/author needs your advice about a sensitive art subject. Let him know what you think in the Comments the way you do when you don't agree with his opinions about certain car models. - Ed. by Wallace Wyss - I was at … [Read more...]

Iso Fidia: For One Shining Moment, The Fastest Four Doors In The World

by Wallace Wyss - Iso was an Italian automaker which sprang from making refrigerators to making small city cars (the Isetta) to making luxury GT cars, the first the Rivolta GT. The first Rivolta four seater was designed by wunderkind … [Read more...]

The Intermeccanica Italia: Has It Been Too Long Ignored?

Another case where a hybrid (European chassis and body with American power) was slow to appreciate. by Wallace Wyss - Founder Frank Reisner was a Hungarian born engineer who, although he had a good job in Canada, that had nothing to do with … [Read more...]

Buick Y-Job Concept: A Re-Creation By Gary Wales At Benedict Castle Concours

Text by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew - Nobody in the old car collecting field is as irrepressible as Gary Wales of Woodland Hills, California. Formerly known first as a Ferrari collector when still in … [Read more...]

The Bizzarrini Manta by ItalDesign – The Brochure

by Mike - We recently posted a history summary of the stunning Bizzarrini Manta by ItalDesign. The Bizzarrini Manta was the first car designed by the great car designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, after he started his own design firm, ItalDesign in … [Read more...]

The Benedict Castle Concours, Riverside, CA – March 2019

Text by Wallace Wyss - Photography by Richard Bartholomew - It pays for a concours to have a "hook," something unusual about it, and I hafta say that the Hook of the Benedict Castle Concours held each Spring in the Inland Empire is the … [Read more...]