My Car Quest

July 23, 2019

In Remembrance – Lee Iacocca

by Wallace Wyss - I met over lunch with a fellow author recently, a historian, but could not convince him of my theory that one man could make the difference on a race team or managing an auto empire. He maintained everybody was important, down … [Read more...]

Forgotten Design Trends: The Dual Cowl Phaeton

by Wallace Wyss - I think it’s a neglected configuration. Which should, I say, be brought back, if only to have more cards in our deck so to speak. I mean it’s so American to have parades with beautiful girls sitting on the convertible top … [Read more...]

Art: Artwork Focusing Just On Details

Text and art by Wallace Wyss - In over 100 car paintings made since 2009, I always showed the whole car to capture its "statement" so to speak. Its stance, its raison d'etre defined by the form. But in the back of my mind, I thought … [Read more...]

Hot Rods Go Streamline Moderne

by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew - Rick Dore is taking custom cars way beyond where they have ever gone before. Unusual among rod shops they custom design the car for the customer if need be. Dore’s fortunes changed … [Read more...]

Apollo GTs For Sale – Six of Them!

by Mike Gulett - The Apollo GT was an American made sports car produced and sold by International Motor Cars from 1962 to 1964 in Oakland, California. The Apollo project was the dream of Milt Brown and Newt Davis, who wanted to build an American … [Read more...]

Design Analysis : A Custom Ferrari by an Ex-Ferrari Designer

The Kode 57 by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew - Ferrari has it’s “special projects" department but I kinda think I’d go to Ken Okuyama, a handsome former professor at the Art Center College of Design, to order my … [Read more...]