My Car Quest

September 16, 2021

The Last Tjaarda Pantera

by Wallace Wyss - Can a car designer go back in time and correct the things he didn't like on the car he designed that was put into production. According to the author of Tjaarda, a new biography, he can. Tom Tjaarda, some 35 years after he owned … [Read more...]

Design: The 2020 Corvette

Can I take it all back? by Wallace Wyss - It seems inconceivable I'd have an about-face on the new 2020 Corvette after only a year or two but, hey, seeing them out on the road is not the same as going by pictures. First of all I've seen … [Read more...]

Pininfarina’s Battista- Going Full Electric Before Ferrari

by Wallace Wyss - I respect Ferrari was stunned after they relegated Carrozzeri Pininfarina from their major design house and coachbuilder to a bidder against other firms. They shoulda figured Pininfarina would eventually figure out how to … [Read more...]

The 2020 Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

by Wallace Wyss - Just when I was worried that makers of supercars like Lamborghini would be caught out by the world changing to electric cars I see that Lambo already has one in production--and the Sian FKP 37 is not only the Italian marque’s … [Read more...]

Hideaway Headlamps: Do We Miss Them?

by Wallace Wyss - In one way I do. I remember the coffin-nosed Cord had them, but they didn't catch on most American cars until the '60s. My '69 Corvette had them. On the '63 Corvette they weren't so much a lid flipping up but a rollover. … [Read more...]

Open Letter to Jim Farley, CEO of Ford: Ford Should Buy DeTomaso (Again)

To: James D. Farley, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Co. Why would I advise that Ford buy DeTomaso? Last time in the early '70s it didn't go too well. The car--the Pantera--was flawed. Ford even had to go visit the first 100 … [Read more...]