My Car Quest

July 15, 2019

History As A Marketing Tool In The Car Business

by Wallace Wyss - I notice in the announcement of the new DeTomaso that the company producing it, Apollo, references early DeTomaso race cars in their press release material. But at the DeTomaso P72's introduction ay Goodwood, they didn't … [Read more...]

The Return of De Tomaso

by Wallace Wyss - The world found that out at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, where a car wearing the Isis badge and called the De Tomaso P72 was unveiled. Now this new version looks nothing like the old De … [Read more...]

The Car That Shouldn’t Have Been: The De Tomaso Mangusta Spyder

by Wallace Wyss - The Mangusta (Italian for Mongoose, the natural enemy of the Cobra) is a car that shouldn’t exist. First of all, it was thought of over at Iso by Guigiaro and friends when they did a car called the Fidia, a four door sedan, and … [Read more...]

Orange County Panteras Palooza Meet – May 6, 2018

by Wallace Wyss - OK, I get it. Finally. What do I get? I get it what Pantera owners are doing. I talk about it in a book review of the book Extreme Panteras, but want to re-iterate my change of mind. I used to be against … [Read more...]

Book Review: Extreme Panteras

Review by Wallace Wyss - Title: Extreme Panteras Authors: David and Linda Adler Foreward by Tom Tjaarda Binding: Hardbound Format: Horizontal Size: 11” x 8.5” Length: 304 pg. Price: $89.95 Publisher: Adler … [Read more...]

Were Panteras Led Down The Wrong Road?

by Wallace Wyss - De Tomaso Panteras are finally getting good money at auctions, but far less than, say, a Maserati Ghibli made in the same time frame. This is partly because they are all too common, the most generally accepted figure being … [Read more...]