My Car Quest

July 30, 2021

Editorial: US Car Companies Miss An Opportunity

I know we have written about this subject recently but it is frustrating that there are no US car companies trying to compete with Rolls Royce. Is the ultra luxury car market really that uninteresting? - Mike Gulett, Editor by Wallace Wyss - … [Read more...]

People: Bob Lutz, Auto Executive Extraordinaire

by Wallace Wyss - Being Swiss American, I always look for examples of Swiss who accomplished something. I was always a car guy so became a fan of Bob Lutz who I once met at Pebble Beach when he and Tom Gale, Chrysler's design VP, were … [Read more...]

Forgotten Concept Cars: The Chrysler Lamborghini Portofino

Chrysler's first attempt at an exotic... by Wallace Wyss - Chrysler, having turned the corner and making money in the late '80s, got ambitious to be All Things to All Men and that included building an exotic car, showing the Eye-talians how to … [Read more...]

The Lana Turner of American Cars: Plymouth Prowler Roadster (1997-2001)

by Wallace Wyss - Everybody who loves Hollywood legends knows the story of Lana Turner, a bombshell actress who crossed the street from her classes at Hollywood High to go to the soda fountain at Schrafts drugstore, sits down on a bar stool and … [Read more...]

The Chrysler Crossfire – Back Under the Spotlight

by Wallace Wyss - Back in 2014, Hagerty, in an article on five used cars they thought had classic potential named the Chrysler Crossfire among them. This was a car borne out of the marriage of Daimler and Chrysler, basically a reskin of the … [Read more...]

Concept Cars That Didn’t Make It : 2006 Chrysler Imperial

by Wallace Wyss - This show car goes back to 2006. It was sort of a Bentley inspired Imperial bringing back a name that goes back to 1926. At one time Imperials had more status than Continentals, the most glorious moments when they had Ghia body … [Read more...]