My Car Quest

October 22, 2020

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...]

Automotive Marketing: Bugatti’s Forgotten Prototype and The Case for Bringing it Back

by Wallace Wyss - At a recent unveiling of a Bugatti special edition at the Quail, of yet another two seater mid-engined car, I saw the crowd was ten deep but I wonder if Bugatti has saturated the market of mega million dollar hypercars. In … [Read more...]