My Car Quest

September 21, 2019

Book Review: Maestro: Bill Mitchell & The Iconic Cars Of GM Styling

Review by Wallace Wyss - By Roy Lonberger -Hardbound -440 pages -$375 list price -13×11 in, 33×28 cm -ISBN: 9781366831507 -Available from Amazon.com at this link. More than 50 years ago, I was cleaning a swimming pool … [Read more...]

Forgotten Design Trends: The Dual Cowl Phaeton

by Wallace Wyss - I think it’s a neglected configuration. Which should, I say, be brought back, if only to have more cards in our deck so to speak. I mean it’s so American to have parades with beautiful girls sitting on the convertible top … [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...]

ArtCenter College of Design to Open Doors For Car Show

by Wallace Wyss - If there is any school world wide that is more associated with car design, they would have a hard time beating the reputation of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, now celebrating 70 years of their influence on car … [Read more...]

The 1963 Corvette Stingray Aero Coupe: Flawed But Memorable

by Wallace Wyss - I remember clear as a bell when the ’63 Corvette Stingray came out. My friends would call me and report a sighting (this was before e-mail, mind you). Everybody seemed more excited about the fastback than the … [Read more...]

Wally’s Favorite Concepts: The Ford Mach 2 – Did It Survive?

by Wallace Wyss - Back in 1964, Ford announced the mid-engined low slung race car, the GT40, and though its primary purpose was to win LeMans (which it did in 1966) the attempt to make a road car version was a flop. Oh, a few were sold but they … [Read more...]