My Car Quest

September 19, 2019

This Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Hot Rod Is Awsome

by Mike - Why don't more owners of classic Italian cars restore them like some American car owners do using hot rod or restomod styles? They would not be original but they can be oh so cool, and be better drivers, and even look better as our … [Read more...]

Buick Y-Job Concept: A Re-Creation By Gary Wales At Benedict Castle Concours

Text by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew - Nobody in the old car collecting field is as irrepressible as Gary Wales of Woodland Hills, California. Formerly known first as a Ferrari collector when still in … [Read more...]

The Benedict Castle Concours, Riverside, CA – March 2019

Text by Wallace Wyss - Photography by Richard Bartholomew - It pays for a concours to have a "hook," something unusual about it, and I hafta say that the Hook of the Benedict Castle Concours held each Spring in the Inland Empire is the … [Read more...]

The San Marino Motor Classic – June 2018

Great setting, classy show Text by Wallace Wyss - Photos by Richard Bartholomew - For those who haven’t heard of it, San Marino is a little suburb of Pasadena, a sort of Beverly Hills-ish type of place with cute houses, … [Read more...]

Divining Character In A Bespoke Bentley

Case in point, Gary Wales and his “Black Prince” Bentley. by Wallace Wyss - Gary Wales is a dreamer. But one difference between Wales and most car lovers is that he builds the cars he dreams about. His 1938 Bentley, chassis B … [Read more...]

The ArtCenter College Of Design Classic 2017

A Very Personalized Show, by Designers for Designers by Wallace Wyss - “Eclectic” is the best way to describe the ArtCenter Classic Concours. The reason is that it’s not run like a regular concours. There are not, say, half a dozen … [Read more...]