My Car Quest

March 19, 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 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...]

Two Lost Classic Prewar Body Styles: Is It Time For A Comeback?

by Wallace Wyss - If you look at a picture of say, Times Square in the 1920s you see lots of cars with body styles that have disappeared. I am not talking about the entire body shape, I am talking just bout the roof configurations. We have lost … [Read more...]

The Cadillac Allante: There Was Many A Slip Twixt The Cup And The Lip On The Way To An All-Italian Design For GM….

by Wallace Wyss - William L. Mitchell was the heir apparent to General Motors' first director of design, Harley Earl. Mitchell had the same sort of showmanship as his former boss, even dressed the same, and, like Earl, even drove one-off … [Read more...]

A Few Photos From Amelia Island

by Mike - Don Meluzio sent in photos and comments from the recent Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida where he was showing his Fiat Stanguellini Berlinetta. Text and photos by Don Meluzio I was reading Pete Brock's new book and … [Read more...]