My Car Quest

September 24, 2021

Archives for February 2020

Clive Cussler Has Died

A great friend of the classic car world. by Wallace Wyss - Clive Cussler, the bestselling author whose novels Raise the Titanic! and, much to his greater disappointment, Sahara, were made into movies, died Monday at his home in Scottsdale, AZ. … [Read more...]

The AC Fastback Coupe

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes you link up with a customer and make something for him and damn if the car you made for him doesn’t become more known than your own. That’s what happened to AC cars, a very old automaker in England, one … [Read more...]

Ken Miles: Looking Back at Shelby’s Key Man

by Wallace Wyss - In the film Ford v Ferrari Ken Mles, portrayed by Christian Bale, an English immigrant to America, is depicted as an irascible trickster, always at war with the establishment. In the film, Carroll Shelby, played by Matt Damon, … [Read more...]

Fiction: Raging Reggie and the Robots

by Wallace Wyss - For Raging Reggie it was a long time coming back. Last he remembered, he'd been at that race in Bakersfield in 2020 and had been in the act of shutting the door on some miscreant who wanted to pass him on the outside, when … [Read more...]

Ford v Ferrari: Perfect Lap Tour – Los Angeles

Report by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew - It was billed as a “Perfect Lap Tour” but it wasn’t like it sounds a driving event, a rally, at all. It was sort of a nostalgia event at Carroll Shelby International Headquarters: … [Read more...]

A “Primitif” Love For “Streamline Moderne”

by Wallace Wyss - I can’t say when it was when I fell in love with “streamline moderne.” Maybe it was when my parents bought an Electrolux vacuum cleaner in the early ‘50s and I enjoyed its streamline styling and polished metal trim. Maybe it was … [Read more...]