My Car Quest

October 21, 2017

A Ferrari Hot Rod – The Gatto – Custom Coachwork At Its Best

by Mike - What motivates someone to design and then build, or have built, a fully custom car like the Strale Daytona 6000GT Prototype (Iso Daytona)? Or the 1933 Ford Roadster Like No Other? Whatever the motivation is I like it and it … [Read more...]

An Open Letter To Tom Wolfe

Cruisin…Kalifornia style by Wallace Wyss - Hey, Tom, remember when we had that conversation, what, back half a century ago? Oh, for those who don’t know who Tom is, many years ago, maybe 50, Tom Wolfe, an erudite New York City writer … [Read more...]

A Unique Custom Coachbuilder – Moal Coachbuilders

by Mike - At the Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance in May 2013 Moal Coachbuilders had their own class! Moal Coachbuilders is a rare breed of custom car designers and fabricators. They don't just build the body - they do it all. Here are a few of … [Read more...]

The Millennium Falcon – The Ultimate Hot Rod Space Ship

by Mike - The new "Star Wars" movie is set to be released on December 18, 2015. What better time to write about, and read about, the hot rods in space created by George Lucas? The Millennium Falcon did not get much respect in George Lucas' … [Read more...]

A Star Wars Hot Rod

by Mike - When George Lucas made the movie "American Graffiti" in 1973 he re-ignited America's interest in cars especially hot rods and custom cars. The movie was set in Lucas' hometown of Modesto, California. When George Lucas was a kid in … [Read more...]

How To Value A Collector Car

by Mike - Determining the price to pay, or the price to sell, a classic car can be a challenge especially when there were few examples made. Few cars made mean that few come to market so in a dynamic market environment setting a valuation can be … [Read more...]

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