My Car Quest

October 19, 2017

Restomod, Pro-Touring, Replica Or Something Completely Different

by Mike - I suspect that, like me, many of you are attracted to the idea of creating a custom car that is suited to your own tastes and may run on modern mechanicals for a better and more reliable driving experience than the original or it may be … [Read more...]

Are Retro Tribute Cars A Good Thing?

by Wallace Wyss - A case in point is this car SP275 RW Competizione, built out of an F12 Berlinetta but fitted with the more powerful V12 engine and gearbox from the F12TDF. The buyer, whose initials are RW, always had a hankerin’ for the … [Read more...]

The Concept Car That Went Through War

by Wallace Wyss - I think I was born as a barn finder. Even before I knew that there was an occupation of “barn finder” I was spotting cars in magazines and filing them away mentally as future cars to look for. Take the Plymouth XNR show … [Read more...]

The Phantom: The Car That Signaled The End For Bill Mitchell At GM

by Wallace Wyss - Now, fact is, I have been around since Methuselah and it so happens I used to hang out with Bill Mitchell, VP of Design at General Motors. He was an outsize character, kind of like his namesake William "Billy" Mitchell … [Read more...]

A Connoisseur’s Monterey Car Week

Wherein a motoring scribe describes four days in a motoring paradise… by Wallace Wyss - Four days is not enough. That became abundantly clear when you look how many activities are packed into Monterey Car week. As the parachute … [Read more...]

Father And Son To Both Race At Monterey

by Wallace Wyss - Most car museums are lucky to bring one or two cars to a car show, but the Mullin Museum in Oxnard is bringing no less than six classic prewar cars to Monterey for various events. The cars include three Bugattis, a … [Read more...]

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