My Car Quest

October 24, 2017

A Mid-Engine Corvette: Arguments Pro and Con

by Wallace Wyss - Collectively, we have all been waiting for a mid engined Corvette. I even drove one prototype, the Two Rotor, though it’s arguable that it was a Corvette because (as was accidentally revealed much later by Zora … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Engines

by Mike - The engine is a very important element of the hot rod and there are almost as many different hot rod engines as their are hot rod designs. With all of the engine choices it is common for the engines to be mixed up with the car … [Read more...]

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...]

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