My Car Quest

August 22, 2019

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...]

History As A Marketing Tool In The Car Business

by Wallace Wyss - I notice in the announcement of the new DeTomaso that the company producing it, Apollo, references early DeTomaso race cars in their press release material. But at the DeTomaso P72's introduction ay Goodwood, they didn't … [Read more...]

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Done Italian Style

by Wallace Wyss - I still remember when the Corvette “aero coupe” came out in ’63, how exciting it was--a fastback coupe with wow, a split rear window. But then, as time went on I lost a little of my excitement, when I saw a.) the side vents … [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...]

The Four Rotor Wankel Chevy Corvette Fib

Wherein our contributing historian is surprised to find a fib still being perpetuated... by Wallace Wyss - History is, well, history. Until it’s bent for nefarious reasons. The Wankel Chevy Corvette is one of those stories. I … [Read more...]

The Big Scoop (GM’s Wankel Mid-Engined Corvette)

by Wallace Wyss I’ll never forget the Big Scoop. The way I got this advance story ahead of the rest of the press started out with a photo shoot. I was out at Cranbrook, a private high school northwest of Detroit, shooting a 1964 Ferrari Lusso … [Read more...]