My Car Quest

July 17, 2018

The Market: What Should Cadillac Do Now?

Cadillac let go their Euro luxury car expert; so what now? by Wallace Wyss - I have always been a fan of the western movies where the stranger shows up in town and shakes things up. So I had big hopes four years ago when a South … [Read more...]

The 1961 Mako Shark I Concept Car: My Memorable Ride…

by Wallace Wyss - Back in the day, the early 60s, I was a pool boy. So one day I’m doing this pool in Birmingham, Michigan and the owner of the house pulls up in a Corvair experimental car, a mid engined one. That got my attention. Next … [Read more...]

The Holden Hurricane – Could It 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 Phantom: The Car That Signaled The End For Bill Mitchell At GM

by Wallace Wyss - Now, fact is, I have been around since Methuselah and it so happens I used to hang out with Bill Mitchell, VP of Design at General Motors. He was an outsize character, kind of like his namesake William "Billy" Mitchell … [Read more...]

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...]

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