My Car Quest

January 26, 2021

Confessions: My (Near) Royal Experience

My first experience with a pre-war V12 Rolls-Royce Phantom III. by Wallace Wyss - The worst thing you can be as a car enthusiast is to be a know-it-all. Especially if you don't know much. So I am embarrassed, retroactively, about the … [Read more...]

Dubious Language In Car Advertisements and Auction Listings

by Mike Gulett - Have you noticed how some on-line car advertisements and auction company car descriptions have evolved over recent years and are not quite right or at least are unusual? They use strange phraseology and sometimes the words … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo Spider: A Mystifying Recent Sighting

by Wallace Wyss - Iso Grifo Spider Story Part 1 Originally Renzo Rivolta, founder of Iso in Italy, thought an open car would be a good companion for the Iso Grifo coupe. And so a one off Spider was made. It is not known if that too was … [Read more...]

Jerry Wiegert: A Man Who Tried…

by Wallace Wyss - I remember when I was moving from Michigan to California in the late '60s, a girlfriend said "Ya oughta look up a guy I know from Bad Axe, named Jerry Wiegert. He was gonna go to California and build his own car." I'm … [Read more...]

1967 Bizzarrini GT America 2+2 Prototype

by Wallace Wyss - Oh, I knew it was out there back in the '70s. But South Africa was a bit off my usual path. It was first shown at the 1968 Salone di Torino as a Bizzarrini Prototype show car. I found a description on the net but some details … [Read more...]

An Iso Rivolta Restomod

by Wallace Wyss - Now I don't go to the SEMA show because I don't like all that walking. And now during the pandemic maybe it's not being held. But back in 2019 they had the show of specialty automotive equipment and as part of the show some … [Read more...]