My Car Quest

October 22, 2021

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...]

The Artistry Of The Weber Carburetor

An artist in love with Webers. Text and art by Wallace Wyss - As a fine artist, I mostly am drawn to the shape of a car; its form, particularly as viewed in early morning light, when the sun “paints with light” the shape of the car. … [Read more...]

When Detroit’s Magic Duo Brought European Glam To American Tin…

by Wallace Wyss - Being a child of the Midwest, I didn't see many sports cars. Oh, I knew there were Jag-U-Ars and Furr-arris but just didn't see them. But then in the early '60s, Pontiac ads started showing American cars in European … [Read more...]