My Car Quest

March 24, 2017

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...]

1966 GM Electrovair II Electric Car – GM Could Have Been The World Leader In Electric Car Technology

by Mike In 1966 General Motors experimented with an electric car based on the 1966 Corvair called the Electrovair II. It was powered by a silver zinc battery pack located in the front and the rear producing 532 volts. Silver zinc was … [Read more...]

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