My Car Quest

January 28, 2022

Design: BMW Concept XM

A mistake from the word "Go". by Wallace Wyss - I watch Frank Stephenson's YouTube videos on design. Rarely have I seen him fire all guns at one design and pronounce it failed. But he did it with this new BMW Concept SUV, the XM. This … [Read more...]

The BMW Wedge – The Shape of the Times

by Mike Gulett - Summer is here - I know this may seem hard to believe but it is true. This means car events are here and one of the best is the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, although it is now past. To help us all get in the mood for … [Read more...]

People: Bob Lutz, Auto Executive Extraordinaire

by Wallace Wyss - Being Swiss American, I always look for examples of Swiss who accomplished something. I was always a car guy so became a fan of Bob Lutz who I once met at Pebble Beach when he and Tom Gale, Chrysler's design VP, were … [Read more...]

A Homage Concept Car Is Respected In and of Itself – The BMW Z8

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes it all depends on a person with a strong mind. In this case, when BMW wanted to make a dream car to honor the old 507 two seater from the Fifties, a BMW executive thought "Why stop at a concept?" And so it was; the … [Read more...]

The First Elvis Presley 507 (1957 BMW 507)

by Wallace Wyss -  Now here is a story that attempts to separate fact from fiction. Elvis Presley bought a BMW 507. True. His co-star on a film, Swiss star Ursula Andress, was given a BMW 507 by Elvis. Also true. But the source of endless … [Read more...]

The BMW 1600 GT (Glas)

by Mike - This little 1968 BMW 1600 GT was spotted at the 2016 Carmel Concours-on-the-Avenue during Monterey Car Week. BMW acquires products and technology In the mid-1950s BMW was having financial difficulties and decided to acquire … [Read more...]