My Car Quest

August 21, 2019

UPDATE: The Hino (BRE) Samurai Race Car – Lost But Not Forgotten

UPDATE: The Hino (BRE) Samurai Race Car has been found in storage in Southern California for the benefit of the owner in Japan. The person who has this race car in storage contacted me more the one year ago and wrote this, Hello  Michael, I … [Read more...]

A Might Have Been Corvette Beater: Ford’s Cougar II Concept

by Wallace Wyss - Ya wonder, back when Shelby got Ford bankrolling him to make the Cobra a production car, if Chevy was worried. They had their Corvette in production since 1953 and still weren’t making any money on it. All they needed was some … [Read more...]

When Automotive Advertising Became Real

...for one brief shining moment... by Wallace Wyss - OK I’ll admit it. I was part and parcel of it in the beginning, back in the mid-‘60s, writing ads that gave scant attention to the mechanicals of a new car, trying to sell a car on … [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...]

Aston Martin Race Car With Italian Coachwork To Cross The Block In Monterey

by Wallace Wyss - When I look over my Big Mistakes in barn finding, I remember visiting a guy in Palos Verdes, California maybe 30 years ago that had an Aston Martin DB4GTZ and it was a stunning car, perfectly restored, with coachwork by … [Read more...]

Two Legends At Odds: Why Is It That A Ferrari 250 GTO Is Worth Six Times More Than A Shelby Cobra Daytona?

by Wallace Wyss - Just for the fun of it, let’s compare two icons of front-engined sports cars from the Sixties. One was borne out of a long tradition of building competitive sports cars, cars that took the 24 Hours of LeMans, cars that … [Read more...]