My Car Quest

May 27, 2019

Ghia Serenissima Agena: Missing In Action? (Not Anymore)

Three years ago yesterday I published this story from Wallace Wyss about an Italian GT one-off designed by American Tom Tjaarda. Now Wallace is happy to report the car has been found and is coming up for auction at the Artcurial auction on February 8 … [Read more...]

Book Review: Extreme Panteras

Review by Wallace Wyss - Title: Extreme Panteras Authors: David and Linda Adler Foreward by Tom Tjaarda Binding: Hardbound Format: Horizontal Size: 11” x 8.5” Length: 304 pg. Price: $89.95 Publisher: Adler … [Read more...]

The 1967 Ferrari 365GT California Spyder

by Wallace Wyss - Ferrari was a bit snobby at times, being “two tiered” in that they had the regular catalog models anybody could buy and then, if you were a VIP or a Royal, you could order something special, something limited edition. … [Read more...]

In Tribute: Tom Tjaarda , Car Designer

by Wallace Wyss - Tom Tjaarda just died in Italy. His name brings back a lot of memories. Back in 1970, I had just signed on at Motor Trend as a staff member when they told me to get down to LAX and get on a plane for Detroit to see a new … [Read more...]

The Sad Last Days of De Tomaso

These pictures may provoke more questions than answers... by Wallace Wyss - In an ideal world, I’d like to think that, when an automaker phases out production, and hangs it up, that all is done neatly, with the final car rolling out of … [Read more...]

Appreciating The Classic Karmann Ghia

by Wallace Wyss - Of all the cars I’ve owned, which includes two Mercedes 300SL Gullwings, a Ferrari GTC/4, a Ferrari 308GTS, etc... the one I miss most is the 1971 Karmann Ghia convertible. Why? Because it was dirt cheap to run, and … [Read more...]