My Car Quest

April 12, 2021

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...]

Design Review: Porsche Taycan

Almost all the right deign cues to make sure you know it's a Porsche... by Wallace Wyss - The Porsche Taycan design follows classic Porsche design language with a major detail switch to rectangular headlamps. With a Taycan, you will turn heads … [Read more...]

Design Critique of a Classic: The Bizzarrini GT5300 Strada

The author tells me he used to think "What good are Bob Cumberford's design critiques on cars made decades ago if it's too late for the automaker to change the design?" Then he had an epiphany of sorts and realized that people want to read what made … [Read more...]

Malibu Trends: Station Wagons

I am sensing a trend toward station wagons in collector cars as well as new cars. In the collector car world we have seen an increased interest in pick-up trucks and we may be seeing a move toward a stronger interest in station wagons (or shooting … [Read more...]

An Exhibition: Car Design in Detroit – 1950–2020

by Mike Gulett - Detroit was once the center for American car design and has a lot to be proud of as a leader in the automotive world. Some of that American car design mojo has relocated to Southern California but Detroit's history is … [Read more...]