My Car Quest

August 18, 2017

Chevrolet El Camino And Ford Ranchero – What’s In A Name?

by Mike - Who needs a sports car like vehicle with a pick-up bed in the back? It turns out a lot of people who bought the Chevrolet El Camino and fewer who bought the Ford Ranchero thought that is exactly what they needed, or wanted. Ford … [Read more...]

The Corvette From Wisconsin (Via Italy)

by Wallace Wyss - Maybe one of the worst things you can do when you are a designer, working in harness for a famous designer, is to develop your own design and premiere it. It’s like saying “I’m better than my boss.” And yet I remember … [Read more...]

From the White House to Soccer Practice: A History of the Suburban

by Jerry Langton - It seems like the Chevy Suburban has been around forever. In automotive terms, it has. The Chevy Suburban has, in one form or another, been around since 1934, and is the longest-running automotive nameplate in history. It’s … [Read more...]

The Cheetah Racecar Should Have Been A Big Success – So What Happened?

by Mike - Bill Thomas created the Cheetah to compete with the Shelby Cobra in 1963 and produced 16 or 17 examples between 1963 and 1965. Thomas had help from Chevrolet in the beginning because they wanted to beat the Ford powered Shelby Cobras at … [Read more...]

The Blast From The Past 1958 Chevy Impala

by Mike - Remember the white 1958 Chevy in the movie "American Graffiti"? I loved that car and for some reason I like the '58 Chevy better than the '57 Chevy. I know this probably puts me in a very small minority. When I saw this orange … [Read more...]

Look At The Variety Of Old Corvette Engines

by Mike - I was walking around several car shows in 2012 and noticed the many different types of Corvette engines. Corvette owners like to leave their hoods up which made it easier to take photos of the engines. Corvette engines have … [Read more...]

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