My Car Quest

August 21, 2019

The De Tomaso P70 to Appear During Monterey Car Week

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes old race cars, even if they never race, have a way of re-appearing decades later. Such is the case with the 1965 De Tomaso P70. Originally it started out as a project with partners Alejandro DeTomaso and Carroll … [Read more...]

DeTomaso: The Man and His Machines – The Story of a Book

by Wallace Wyss - This is not a new book. It is instead a story of how a book came about and what happened to it before it (almost) disappeared into the sands of time. I had been working for David and Linda Adler in Huntington Beach, … [Read more...]

The Car That Shouldn’t Have Been: The De Tomaso Mangusta Spyder

by Wallace Wyss - The Mangusta (Italian for Mongoose, the natural enemy of the Cobra) is a car that shouldn’t exist. First of all, it was thought of over at Iso by Guigiaro and friends when they did a car called the Fidia, a four door sedan, and … [Read more...]

Ghia Serenissima Agena: Missing In Action? (Not Anymore)

Three years ago yesterday I published this story from Wallace Wyss about an Italian GT one-off designed by American Tom Tjaarda. Now Wallace is happy to report the car has been found and is coming up for auction at the Artcurial auction on February 8 … [Read more...]

ArtCenter College of Design – Car Classic 2018

Like Old Home Week for Grads by Wallace Wyss - The ArtCenter College of design, situated high on a hill overlooking Pasadena, is famous for one thing—training a good proportion of the world’s car designers. They have changed themes … [Read more...]

Appreciating The Classic Karmann Ghia

by Wallace Wyss - Of all the cars I’ve owned, which includes two Mercedes 300SL Gullwings, a Ferrari GTC/4, a Ferrari 308GTS, etc... the one I miss most is the 1971 Karmann Ghia convertible. Why? Because it was dirt cheap to run, and … [Read more...]