My Car Quest

August 25, 2019

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...]

Stretching The Boundaries of Automotive Art

by Wallace Wyss - Maybe they aren't "new" as "new on the scene" but, as a fine artist myself, I perceive tastes are changing in automotive art--the term has now expanded to include some of these sub-categories, some of which I list here: … [Read more...]

This Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Hot Rod Is Awsome

by Mike - Why don't more owners of classic Italian cars restore them like some American car owners do using hot rod or restomod styles? They would not be original but they can be oh so cool, and be better drivers, and even look better as our … [Read more...]

Iso Fidia: For One Shining Moment, The Fastest Four Doors In The World

by Wallace Wyss - Iso was an Italian automaker which sprang from making refrigerators to making small city cars (the Isetta) to making luxury GT cars, the first the Rivolta GT. The first Rivolta four seater was designed by wunderkind … [Read more...]

The Bizzarrini Manta by ItalDesign – The Brochure

by Mike - We recently posted a history summary of the stunning Bizzarrini Manta by ItalDesign. The Bizzarrini Manta was the first car designed by the great car designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, after he started his own design firm, ItalDesign in … [Read more...]

Lost And Found: The Bizzarrini Manta

by Wallace Wyss - Rule 1, when you are founding your own car design firm, is to make a dramatic-as-all-hell show car and I think the Bizzarrini Manta qualifies. This was Giorgetto Giugiaro's strategy when he started his own design firm, … [Read more...]