My Car Quest

April 30, 2017

Our Resident Historian Reveals An Obsession With Porsche “Turtle “ Cars

by Richard Bartholomew - "I suspect Ferdinand Porsche, as a boy in the 1800s, had a pet turtle," says Wallace Wyss, writer, who is presently hip-deep in research for the reprinting of the revised Porsche 356 Photo Album book. “The first … [Read more...]

The 1963 Corvette Stingray Aero Coupe: Flawed But Memorable

by Wallace Wyss - I remember clear as a bell when the ’63 Corvette Stingray came out. My friends would call me and report a sighting (this was before e-mail, mind you). Everybody seemed more excited about the fastback than the … [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...]

Unrequited Love: Bizzarrini Spyder

by Wallace Wyss - Way back in the last century, I worked at an ad agency writing ads for Chevys. My superior, Dick Wingersen, owned a Corvette and had it serviced at a place called The Vette Shop. One day Dick tells me “Ya oughta go over to … [Read more...]

The Corvette From Wisconsin (Via Italy)

by Wallace Wyss - Maybe one of the worst things you can do when you are a designer, working in harness for a famous designer, is to develop your own design and premiere it. It’s like saying “I’m better than my boss.” And yet I remember … [Read more...]

The Driveway Porsche 911

by Wallace Wyss - I see it every time I go to my favorite bookstore. It’s a Porsche. Says “911 Carrera” on it but hey, I know badges can be bought and it could be a lowly 912 dolled up to look like the then top-of-the-line model. It … [Read more...]

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