My Car Quest

January 23, 2021

Concepts That Didn’t Make It: Cadillac Sixteen

by Wallace Wyss - I've been covering the auto industry for, oh, 55 years or so and missed the grand era of the '30s. I saw a picture of the 2003 Cadillac Sixteen concept car recently and realized how much I miss outsize characters like Bob Lutz, … [Read more...]

Pinin Farina’s Missing Cadillacs

General Motors was having a love affair with Italy in the '50s. These are the love childs...but some were lost in the wilderness... by Wallace Wyss - On occasion you find a one-off special named after the person who is buying it, or maybe … [Read more...]

The Cadillac Allante: Almost a Home Run and Dirt Cheap Now

by Wallace Wyss - General Motors trusts its designers. But there are those rare moments when higher management says "Why don't we try someone else with this new design?" When that happens there is a lot of resentment back at the GM Design Center … [Read more...]

Marketing: Cadillac Ciel Concept

by Wallace Wyss - YouTube is a wonderful thing; you can dial up your favorite car ad see a video of it driving down the highway. On YouTube I found a video of one of my favorite concept cars of the last few years, the Cadillac Ciel, a four door … [Read more...]

Marketing: Cars Detroit Should Have Built

The 2003 Cadillac Sixteen Concept. by Wallace Wyss - Built for the 2003 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac Sixteen was a concept car that payed homage to the V16 cars of Cadillac’s past, even though you could argue that hardly anybody remembered … [Read more...]

Driving Impression: 2019 Cadillac XT4

Sampling a Smaller Luxury SUV.... by Wallace Wyss - Because SUVs are so popular, along with pickup trucks, automakers have developed as many categories as they can so now there's one called, in slang, the "Tweener" because it goes below the … [Read more...]