My Car Quest

August 10, 2020

Design Critique: The New Tesla Roadster

by Wallace Wyss - The Tesla roadster is already "old" before it got into production, whenever that is. But Tesla already has a lot of orders because it seems like it will be a unique car that can go more than 600 miles on a charge. This is … [Read more...]

Make Life Size Model Cars of Clay and Get Paid For It

by Wallace Wyss - When Harley Earl, the first designer hired by General Motors, was a little boy in Pasadena, CA he played in the (almost) dry clay riverbed, whipping up car designs. When he and his father made a name for themselves restyling … [Read more...]

Design Critique: 2020 Aston Martin DBX

by Wallace Wyss - When Aston Martin showed their DBX SUV prototype a year ago, I thought “well, it’s a nice idea but…” Well, now they didn’t consult me. They went ahead and made it. It is not quite as sleek (read coupe-like) as the … [Read more...]

New Product: Tesla Cybertruck

At last the wooden doorstop inspires a car company…. by Wallace Wyss - Tesla CEO Elon Musk prides himself on being ahead of the curve. I think he’s not the first to announce an electric pickup truck (Rivian showed one last year at the LA … [Read more...]

Ferrari Roma Design Critique

by Wallace Wyss - Yes, there's an all new Ferrari - called the Ferrari Roma. Overall I see a heavy Jaguar influence, which I find disconcerting, but on the other hand I have only seen it in pictures, and my opinions are subject to change … [Read more...]

ArtCenter College of Design Looking For One Of A Kind Vehicles That Stand Alone

For the ArtCenter College of Design Car Classic on October 20th. by Wallace Wyss - If there is one college that stands above all others in supplying the auto industry, it is ArtCenter College of Design, high on a hill in Pasadena. Each year … [Read more...]