My Car Quest

October 19, 2017

One I Missed: The Ferrari 288 GTO

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes you see something and dismiss it only to regret decades later that you passed by something great. A case in point is the Ferrari 288 GTO. When I first saw it, at the Geneva Auto Salon in February 1984, I thought … [Read more...]

How to Get a Ferrari Named After You

by Wallace Wyss - It can be done. Ferrari has a special group that listens to customers who want a car built to their order. Here's one built back in 2012 for musician Eric Clapton. … [Read more...]

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Done Italian Style

by Wallace Wyss - I still remember when the Corvette “aero coupe” came out in ’63, how exciting it was--a fastback coupe with wow, a split rear window. But then, as time went on I lost a little of my excitement, when I saw a.) the side vents … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Pininfarina Book

· Book: The Pininfarina Book · Author: Gunther Raupp · Hardcover: 304 pages · Publisher: teNeues Verlag GmbH + Co KG; · Publication Date: (31 May 2015) · Language: Multi-language edition, … [Read more...]

The Four Rotor Wankel Chevy Corvette Fib

Wherein our contributing historian is surprised to find a fib still being perpetuated... by Wallace Wyss - History is, well, history. Until it’s bent for nefarious reasons. The Wankel Chevy Corvette is one of those stories. I … [Read more...]

The Rolls Royce Camargue

When Rolls went hat-in-hand to the Italians by Wallace Wyss - You would think that Rolls Royce, being rather stodgy in the '60s, was doing the right thing to go to an Italian design house for a body style in the ‘70s (the Rolls Royce … [Read more...]

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