My Car Quest

August 22, 2019

Pebble Beach to Celebrate Zagato’s 100th Anniversary

by Wallace Wyss - You hear carrozzeria names like "Pininfarina, "Bertone" and "Zagato" but it's difficult if you are a relative newcomer to foreign cars to remember some of the achievements of these firms--the cars that made their name. … [Read more...]

The De Tomaso P70 to Appear During Monterey Car Week

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes old race cars, even if they never race, have a way of re-appearing decades later. Such is the case with the 1965 De Tomaso P70. Originally it started out as a project with partners Alejandro DeTomaso and Carroll … [Read more...]

DeTomaso: The Man and His Machines – The Story of a Book

by Wallace Wyss - This is not a new book. It is instead a story of how a book came about and what happened to it before it (almost) disappeared into the sands of time. I had been working for David and Linda Adler in Huntington Beach, … [Read more...]

The Bonhams Auction In Carmel During Monterey Car Week Has A Delectable Porsche

by Wallace Wyss - Car auctions are a little like Broadway plays. You want to see who’s familiar in the cast before you go there. Fortunately most of the auction companies having auctions during Monterey Car Week have a computer presence and you … [Read more...]

The Fraud of General Motor’s Rotary Engined Mid-Engined Prototypes

The big news about the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette brings out memories of other mid-engine Corvette designs. Our Wallace Wyss shares his experience with the General Motors attempt at trying to design a rotary engine for the Corvette. He also … [Read more...]

Gooding Has A Prototype For Auction During Monterey Car Week

by Wallace Wyss - I write about a lot of Italian prototypes. But how do you find these cars? It’s not easy, sometimes a barn hunter will hunt for years. But in this case they are offering one already done, a car with great potential. … [Read more...]