My Car Quest

October 21, 2017

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Done Italian Style

by Wallace Wyss - I still remember when the Corvette “aero coupe” came out in ’63, how exciting it was--a fastback coupe with wow, a split rear window. But then, as time went on I lost a little of my excitement, when I saw a.) the side vents … [Read more...]

The 1963 Corvette Stingray Aero Coupe: Flawed But Memorable

by Wallace Wyss - I remember clear as a bell when the ’63 Corvette Stingray came out. My friends would call me and report a sighting (this was before e-mail, mind you). Everybody seemed more excited about the fastback than the … [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...]

Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival (“The Race at the Base”)

by Wallace Wyss - Photos by Richard Bartholomew. There is a tradition in San Diego, to have a vintage car race weekend at the Coronado Naval Air Station on North Island on Coronado Island. It’s rather fitting—you have young men in the Navy … [Read more...]

A Mystery Corvette – Or Are There Two?

by Wallace Wyss Corvettes, for the most part, were bodied in the U.S., of fiberglass. Now those Euro-snobs would like us to believe that if an Italian designer designs a body for a car, even if it’s a made-in-the-USA chassis, that it is gonna be a … [Read more...]

Could The Holden Hurricane Have Been A Corvette Competitor?

by Mike - The Holden Hurricane is a concept car designed and made by GM Holden in 1969. I think this design style is very attractive and would have been well suited to compete with the Corvette. Since both are owned by GM it would have been an … [Read more...]

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