My Car Quest

March 20, 2019

LOST DREAM CAR FILE : The Lost 1959 Oldsmobile F88 Mk. III

by Wallace Wyss - Harley Earl was a big man. Well over 6’. He was a towering figure in American automobile design. He was the one who basically thought up the idea of making clay models, because as a boy he made model cars with the clay of … [Read more...]

Buick Wildcat II – Harley’s Good Idea That Came to Naught…

by Wallace Wyss - Harley Earl the 6’ 6” dynamo from Hollywood who was GM’s first director of styling (he called it the Art and Colour section) had a grand plan around 1952. That was to make not only the two seater Corvette but hell, go all the … [Read more...]

Fiction: Bobbi and the Berlinetta

by Wallace and Warren Wyss - In the beginning, Bobbi just wanted to keep Forrester, her one and only husband, happy. Forrester was an engineer, and even before they were married, Bobbi realized engineers were numbers types, not big on showing … [Read more...]

Counterfeit Cars

Caveat emptor, let the buyer beware, is important in the collector car world... by Mike - When a classic car model reaches a value level where creating a counterfeit can be profitable, dishonest people may take dishonest action by passing … [Read more...]

Kit Car Super Car – The Sterling

by Mike - In the 1950s the invention of fiberglass allowed this new light weight, low cost material to be used for car bodies. This combined with the success of the Volkswagen Beetle over the next couple of decades and we see the growth of the … [Read more...]

A Tribute To An Unknown Classic Car Owner

by Wallace Wyss - I don’t even know what the car was. I think it’s a Lotus Seventeen (but don’t take my word for that…I stand to be corrected). It was both smaller and lighter than the Eleven, with more full aero. It was designed … [Read more...]