My Car Quest

May 28, 2024

Preview: Wallace Wyss Art At Concorso Italiano

by Richard Bartholomew –

Frequent My Car Quest contributor Wallace Wyss, reports he is taking some time off from working with thoroughbred horses to complete paintings for his booth at Concorso Italiano Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey Bay.

Wallace Wyss Art-Ferrari GTO

Wallace Wyss art

“For this year, I plan to have some art on marques that I didn’t feature before because it’s an Italian car show, but since I am also writing a book on the 356 Porsche, I’ll have some Porsche prints,” says Wyss.

He also is going to try to have some prints of his paintings of more current Ferraris, and Lamborghinis, even up to the newest models.

Wallace Wyss Art-Porsche 356

“I am in love with the ones I knew first, from the Sixties, like the Ferrari Lusso,” he says “but have come to recognize that there is a new generation whose first knowledge of Ferraris starts at the 308.”

Wallace Wyss photo

Wallace Wyss Photo – Ferrari SWB 250GT

Wallace Wyss art – works in acrylics, and offers his work on water colour paper, though it’s possible to order many of them as canvas giclees (GHEE-CLAYS).

Wyss promises he will also have a couple of work renderings from factory designers, ones released to the media at International Auto Shows. “The most unusual one,” he says, “is when Ken Okuyama was with Pininfarina, they handed out prints of his renderings of the cars he designed for him when he was a staffer, including the Rosso show car, the Enzo and a Maserati.”

Wallace Wyss Art-Ferrari Engine

Wyss will also have on display some curated photographs from his personal 10,000-picture collection. “I normally don’t bill myself as a photographer,” he says, “and usually shoot a car as it sits at a concours or race without going to great lengths to ‘stage’ it against the best scenery.

But now that some of my shots were taken at tracks or events that no longer exist, I realized it’s time to dig out some of the pictures I have taken in the last half century.”

Wyss started out his journalistic career as a staffer at Motor Trend back in the 1960s.

He is the author of 18 books, all car histories except for Ferrari Hunters, a novel.

Information on how to buy tickets to Concorso Italiano or how to enter a car can be found on their website – click here.

Those interested in obtaining an advance list of Wallace Wyss Art prints in order to advance order, can reach him directly by email at:

THE AUTHOR: Richard Bartholomew is a fine artist who works on the translation between fine art and printed work.



Ferrari Enzo

This Enzo drawing was one handed out as the car was introduced, a rare occurence at auto shows.

Preview: Wallace Wyss Art At Concorso
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Preview: Wallace Wyss Art At Concorso
Wallace Wyss' art will be on display and for sale at Concorso Italiano Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey Bay.

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