My Car Quest

July 18, 2018

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...]

Doin’ The Quail In Carmel

by Wallace Wyss The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering, one of the premiere events of Monterey Car week, is really a unique event. You can’t say it is a concours because it is not so much a contest of which car is more beautiful or correctly restored … [Read more...]

An Apology To Gary Wales About His Bentley From Wallace Wyss

by Wallace Wyss - Now there is, I dare say, no more bombastic a person in the old car biz than Gary Wales of Woodland Hills, California. I have known him for decades, and always like basking in his shadow as he recounts yet another tale from … [Read more...]

The Ferrari 250 Breadvan – A Joke That Went Too Far?

by Wallace Wyss - Let’s flash back to the Sixties. Imagine you are a state trooper in New York State, sitting behind a billboard and just starting your third bagel. You see a station wagon, a red one with flashy wire wheels, go by. He seems to … [Read more...]

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