My Car Quest

January 17, 2019

The Italian Mustang – The Qvale Mangusta

Some great names involved but the product was drek… by Wallace Wyss - It seemed like old times. Here you had Kjell Qvale, a successful car dealer in San Francisco, and here he had Alejandro de Tomaso, a successful car builder in Italy. A … [Read more...]

Event Report: The Petersen Shelby Show

by Wallace Wyss - At the Shelby tribute on January 5 and 6, 2019 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles (hampered mightily on cruise-in day by an overnight rain), one question was answered definitively, that question being: Will the … [Read more...]

Book Review: Fins – Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors and the Glory Days of Detroit

Review by Wallace Wyss - Author: William Knoedelseder Publisher: Harper Business Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 ISBN 13: 9780062289070 Price: $29.99 Available for less on Amazon - Click Here America’s car industry … [Read more...]

Porsche’s Italian Adventure – The Porsche 356 Abarth Carrera GT/L

by Wallace Wyss - The Porsche family were Austrians. They were doing pretty well developing race cars in the early ‘50s, especially the mid-engined Porsche 550 Spyder, but it bothered them that a fellow Austrian, Carlo Abarth, working in Italy, … [Read more...]

1962 El Tiburon Roadster (The Shark) – A Fiberglass Classic

by Mike - Industrial designer Henry Covington of St. Petersburg, Florida set out in the early 1960s to build a car based on the aerodynamic principles of Dr. Augustus Raspet, a noted aerodynamics expert. The result was the 1962 El Tiburon … [Read more...]

Jack Thompson ’27 Ford Model T Roadster Sold (Shirt Not Included)

by Mike - I have never seen this hot rod in person but I do have the shirt! How many cars have their very own limited edition embroidered silk shirt? I don't know the answer but I suspect that it is not many. This shirt is the Limited … [Read more...]

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