My Car Quest

July 22, 2019

Buick Y-Job Concept: A Re-Creation By Gary Wales At Benedict Castle Concours

Text by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew - Nobody in the old car collecting field is as irrepressible as Gary Wales of Woodland Hills, California. Formerly known first as a Ferrari collector when still in … [Read more...]

LOST DREAM CAR FILE : The Lost 1959 Oldsmobile F88 Mk. III

by Wallace Wyss - Harley Earl was a big man. Well over 6’. He was a towering figure in American automobile design. He was the one who basically thought up the idea of making clay models, because as a boy he made model cars with the clay of … [Read more...]

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...]