My Car Quest

October 17, 2021

1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet at Auction by RM Sotheby’s

by Mike Gulett - I generally do not lust over pre-war cars - but this Bugatti Type 57 is one exception. While I was previewing the RM Sotheby's auction during Monterey Car Week I noticed this beautiful Bugatti sitting in a corner all by … [Read more...]

Should Clone Cars be Allowed?

A philosophical question... by Wallace Wyss - Of course they are here, they are called replicas or continuations. Many are not exactly clones. I think they've been around as long as cars have been around--you want a certain car, it's no … [Read more...]

The End of the Malibu Car Show? – I Do Not Think So

On August 26 I received an email from the City of Malibu (with a copy to Wallace Wyss and someone at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department). The email summary, The car event that is advertised and was conducted in the City of Malibu … [Read more...]

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 – A Photo Overview

With the many car events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic we will not see the car action we are accustomed to at this time of year. I thought it would be a good idea to reach back into the My Car Quest archives and occasionally re-post … [Read more...]

A “Primitif” Love For “Streamline Moderne”

by Wallace Wyss - I can’t say when it was when I fell in love with “streamline moderne.” Maybe it was when my parents bought an Electrolux vacuum cleaner in the early ‘50s and I enjoyed its streamline styling and polished metal trim. Maybe it was … [Read more...]

Think Big – Thought Ettore Bugatti

So he did - but his timing was off… by Wallace Wyss - In retrospect, I gotta hand it to ol’ Ettore Bugatti, the car builder, because not only did he build cars that ended up winning 1000 races, but for awhile he built the world’s most … [Read more...]