My Car Quest

July 22, 2019

Book Review: Maestro: Bill Mitchell & The Iconic Cars Of GM Styling

Review by Wallace Wyss - By Roy Lonberger -Hardbound -440 pages -$375 list price -13×11 in, 33×28 cm -ISBN: 9781366831507 -Available from Amazon.com at this link. More than 50 years ago, I was cleaning a swimming pool … [Read more...]

Welcome To World Class: The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

The 2020 Corvette will, I predict, hand Ferrari it’s head. by Wallace Wyss - It is apparent now that the 2020 Corvette, to be announced in mid-July, will be mid-engine. That is significant on several accounts but the principle reason it … [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...]

Million Dollar Dream Car Found Abandoned In Oklahoma City

by Wallace Wyss - Oklahoma City, April 1 - A million dollar dream car from the Fifties was found abandoned outside City Hall in Oklahoma City today, with the key still in the ignition. The engine was running when the car was found. … [Read more...]

LOST DREAM CAR FILE : The Lost 1959 Oldsmobile F88 Mk. III

by Wallace Wyss - Harley Earl was a big man. Well over 6’. He was a towering figure in American automobile design. He was the one who basically thought up the idea of making clay models, because as a boy he made model cars with the clay of … [Read more...]

Buick Wildcat II – Harley’s Good Idea That Came to Naught…

by Wallace Wyss - Harley Earl the 6’ 6” dynamo from Hollywood who was GM’s first director of styling (he called it the Art and Colour section) had a grand plan around 1952. That was to make not only the two seater Corvette but hell, go all the … [Read more...]