My Car Quest

September 23, 2021

Sports Cars and Classic Cars Blog

Book Review: Tom Tjaarda, Master of Proportion

Book review by Wallace Wyss - Tom Tjaarda, Master of Proportion by Gautam Sen ISBN 978-1-85443-313-8 Dalton Watson, 2021 473 Pages, 825 images $150 plus shipping Tom Tjaarda: Master of Proportions from Amazon Car books … [Read more...]

Charles Agapiou: Shelby’s English Mechanic

by Wallace Wyss - During 40 plus years of occasionally writing a book on Shelby and crew, the most colorful figure I met was Charlie Agapiou (pronounced AGA -POO). He speaks with a cockney accent worse than Michael Caine in Alfie. He is now … [Read more...]

This Devin “D” Is Powered by Porsche

by Mike Gulett - I saw this beautiful 1962 Devin "D" Porsche at the Carmel Concours on the Avenue in August 2021. The sign on the car said this is a rare factory built version originally delivered to King Motor Company in Southern California with … [Read more...]

San Marino Perks Up Concours by Instituting a Japanese Car Class

Text by Wallace Wyss and photos by Richard Bartholomew - The San Marino Motor Classic, which has been a tradition in this posh suburb of Pasadena for decades, should be congratulated on changing the face of concours if ever so slightly by … [Read more...]

Editorial: What Do We Expect to See at a Concours?

by Wallace Wyss - I covered two concours back to back one week apart--Pebble Beach about 120 miles south of San Francisco and San Marino, about 350 miles to the south of Pebble Beach, both in California. What struck me was that San … [Read more...]

The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering – 2021

by Wallace Wyss - I'd love to give a complete report, but alas, I could not get a media press credential and I certainly did not want to pay the $900 plus for a ticket. Even the food and wine is included I cannot eat or drink that much in just … [Read more...]