My Car Quest

August 24, 2017

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...]

The De Tomaso Pantera 7X: Were We Uh, Bamboozled?…

by Wallace Wyss - I think, after working for Motor Trend at two different points in time, that I gained a certain amount of sophistication. Maybe not. I remember around 1972 or so when the Pantera was already being talked about being … [Read more...]

The Mystery Ghia Volkswagen by Karmann

by Wallace Wyss - As a former owner of a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible, which to me was better than the Porsche Convertible D I owned, so I sold the Porsche, (big mistake appreciation wise, I’ll admit). I am always interested in the … [Read more...]

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