My Car Quest

March 3, 2024

The Story of a Painting: Gulf Ford GT40

by Wallace Wyss - I wrote a couple of books on the original Ford GT40s of the Sixties. So it's a car I've been in love with for a long time. I had a chance to shoot one of the real ones at Laguna Seca during a vintage race. This car is … [Read more...]

The Story of a Painting: Porsche 550 Spyder

by Wallace Wyss - In SoCal, blessed by good weather, there are dozens of car events each weekend. As a chronicler of cars of the past, I like to pick one event to go to. Sometimes it is the cars that draw me. Other times it's the setting and … [Read more...]

This Artist Loves Ferrari’s Windshieldless SP2

by David Lawrence - California fine artist Wallace Wyss (name rhymes with "reese") is a Ferrari aficionado pedal-to-the-middle (has owned two). In choosing which ones to depict in his paintings, he is drawn most to the '50s and '60s … [Read more...]

Art: The Man In The White Hat

Our In-House Artist explains... by Wallace Wyss - I remember some men's magazine in the '50s (Esquire? Playboy?) had a cartoon figure of a dude with a walrus mustache. The symbolic idea was that, if he appeared with some product, then OK, … [Read more...]

Car Art: Ferrari GTO’s Second Act

by Wallace Wyss - I remember, in the early days of the Monterey Historic Races, when Beverly Hills guys like Steve Earle and Chris Cord (yes, of that Cord family) who would take old racing Ferraris, rent the track for the weekend and have at … [Read more...]

Automobile Factory Art

Yes, it still exists, but it's disappearing fast. by Wallace Wyss - "Factory art" by my definition, is artwork on a new car that might have been used in the prototype stage but often is just done to hype a new model. Being an artist … [Read more...]