My Car Quest

June 27, 2017

The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Once again we trek toward a sport wagon renaissance. by Wallace Wyss - A few years ago I remember Cadillac had a station wagon that was downright sexy--the CTS-V with over 500 hp. But they dropped it, in favor of taller bulkier SUVs. … [Read more...]

Two Rare Mercedes 300SL From Same Family To Be Auctioned In Pebble Beach

by Wallace Wyss - Here’s your chance to “corner the market” on two original Mercedes 300SL, the gullwing coupe and a roadster. The gullwing was made from ’54 through ’57 and the roadster continued from ’57 through ‘63. Gooding & … [Read more...]

San Marino Motor Classic – A Great Event

by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew and Wallace Wyss. Where is San Marino? Ah, not the one in Italy, this show was from a fancy neighborhood near Pasadena, sort of the Beverly Hills of Pasadena. And the park where … [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...]

BMW Concept 8 Series – Design Commentary

An evolution showing pressure from the Italians by Wallace Wyss - In the past BMW always “held back” from a pure design; that is to say, they would have a daring design but then edge toward practicality; pull back from the brink as it were. … [Read more...]

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