My Car Quest

December 11, 2018

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...]

Chrysler’s Anti-Cobra:The Ghia 450SS

not really the same market... by Wallace Wyss - Well, on paper the Ghia 450SS was the same idea—you take a shop over in Europe and you ship them an American V8 engine and transmission and stuff it into a chassis made over there and body it … [Read more...]

1954 Plymouth Explorer Dream Car By Ghia

A design that’s still contemporary by Wallace Wyss - I have two or three books written by former Rolls Royce and/or Bentley designers and the more I flick through them, the more I realize that they are largely involved in re-inventing the … [Read more...]

The Original Maserati Ghibli: A Styling Tour de Force

by Wallace Wyss - Recently I looked at an article on the original Ghibli and was struck by how, from the side view, the car still looks contemporary. And this is amazing considered next year it will be 50 years old! The marque goes … [Read more...]

Was There A Fiat Cobra? – Yep There Was

Yes this fearsome beast still roams the earth… by Wallace Wyss - You hear Cobra fans talk about Cobra coupes and most of the time they mean Cobra Daytona coupes designed by Pete Brock. The first one was bodied in the US by California Metal … [Read more...]

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