My Car Quest

April 28, 2017

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Done Italian Style

by Wallace Wyss - I still remember when the Corvette “aero coupe” came out in ’63, how exciting it was--a fastback coupe with wow, a split rear window. But then, as time went on I lost a little of my excitement, when I saw a.) the side vents … [Read more...]

The Cheetah Racecar Should Have Been A Big Success – So What Happened?

by Mike - Bill Thomas created the Cheetah to compete with the Shelby Cobra in 1963 and produced 16 or 17 examples between 1963 and 1965. Thomas had help from Chevrolet in the beginning because they wanted to beat the Ford powered Shelby Cobras at … [Read more...]

Could The Holden Hurricane Have Been A Corvette Competitor?

by Mike - The Holden Hurricane is a concept car designed and made by GM Holden in 1969. I think this design style is very attractive and would have been well suited to compete with the Corvette. Since both are owned by GM it would have been an … [Read more...]

The Self-Driving Car Is Almost Here – Part 2

by Mike - This is the second installment in the self-driven car series. - Part 1 is here. Google Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, wrote in a Google US Securities and Exchange Commission filing on June 3, 2015, “The increasing … [Read more...]

The Self-Driving Car Is Almost Here

by Mike - Self-driving cars, or autonomous cars, have been a dream of dreamers almost since the automobile was invented. Norman Bel Geddes, the 20th century industrial designer, futurists and pioneer of streamline design said in his 1940 book, … [Read more...]

Still Missing: The Pininfarina Cadillac Skylight Twins

by Wallace Wyss Cadillacs bodied in Italy in the Fifties? O.K. everyone knows there’s a two seater Cadillac by Pinin Farina (the company name was spelled as two words before 1959). One was driving around Beverly Hills in 1954, owned by a record … [Read more...]

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