My Car Quest

January 29, 2023

The Many Faces of Carroll Shelby

by Wallace Wyss - As a biographer I wrote my first Shelby book back in 1977, "Shelby's Wildlife the Cobras and the Mustangs". It sold 50,000 copies. I got to know Shelby, who wrote the forward, meeting him to ask questions about his career … [Read more...]

Car Art: Ferrari GTO’s Second Act

by Wallace Wyss - I remember, in the early days of the Monterey Historic Races, when Beverly Hills guys like Steve Earle and Chris Cord (yes, of that Cord family) who would take old racing Ferraris, rent the track for the weekend and have at … [Read more...]

C8 Corvette – An Artist Tries to Capture an Elusive Target on Canvas

by Wallace Wyss - An old hand in the car world (you can find me on the masthead of Motor Trend in, egad, 1965...) by now it takes one helluva interesting car to get my attention. But I admit the new mid-engined C8 Corvette has got my motor … [Read more...]

The Folk Art Influence In Automotive Art

by Wallace Wyss - Though I like European cars, my tastes in fine art harkens back to Americana, "folk artists" like Thomas Hart Benton and Edward Hopper. Both painted scenes of American life in the 1920s, featuring the early days of … [Read more...]

Art: Artwork Focusing Just On Details

Text and art by Wallace Wyss - In over 100 car paintings made since 2009, I always showed the whole car to capture its "statement" so to speak. Its stance, its raison d'etre defined by the form. But in the back of my mind, I thought … [Read more...]

“Ferrari vs.Ford” Promised Theme of Wyss Art at Concorso

by Mike Gulett - Frequent My Car Quest contributor Wallace Wyss has announced that, at his Art & Books booth at Concorso Italiano August 19th in Seaside, just North of Monterey, he has chosen the theme of "Ferrari vs. Ford." Each … [Read more...]