My Car Quest

January 27, 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...]

Opinion: Monterey 2020 – A Return to Yesteryear?

by Wallace Wyss - In the early 1970s I used to flog the 450 mile drive to Monterey when it was just a weekend, not a car week. Oh sure Steve Earle and his buddies like Chris Cord, would rent the Laguna Seca racetrack to run their Ferrari … [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...]

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...]

My Car Quest Contributor to be Featured in Fine Art Display in Riverside, California

Wallace Wyss, a longtime contributor to My Car Quest and co-host on Autotalk, a radio talk show, will be a featured artist at Back to the Grind, a noted arts-oriented cafe located at 3575 University in Riverside during the month of February. … [Read more...]

Homage To Hollywood’s Le Mans

by Mike Gulett - “I don’t know what category to put them in,” says fine artist Wallace Wyss. "Nostalgia art? Film homage?" He's speaking of a new series of paintings he's making of historical settings of Le Mans but with modern day … [Read more...]