My Car Quest

August 22, 2017

In Tribute: Tom Tjaarda , Car Designer

by Wallace Wyss - Tom Tjaarda just died in Italy. His name brings back a lot of memories. Back in 1970, I had just signed on at Motor Trend as a staff member when they told me to get down to LAX and get on a plane for Detroit to see a new … [Read more...]

Book Review – Art Deco and British Car Design: the Airline Cars of the 1930s

by Wallace Wyss - The first thing you have to do when approaching a book with such a title is to see if you agree with the author on what “art deco” is. I think Down has a pretty good handle on it, defining it as a "social movement" where a lot … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo – A Design Analysis

by Raffi Minasian Car design is an amazing combination of art, sculpture, passion, and engineering. A fortunate few are able to claim one or two cars as production pieces. Fewer still can boast a career with more than 5 or 6 cars to their name. … [Read more...]

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