My Car Quest

August 23, 2019

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...]

Book Review: Fins – Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors and the Glory Days of Detroit

Review by Wallace Wyss - Author: William Knoedelseder Publisher: Harper Business Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 ISBN 13: 9780062289070 Price: $29.99 Available for less on Amazon - Click Here America’s car industry … [Read more...]

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...]