My Car Quest

May 16, 2021

News: All-New Buick Electra Concept EV Crossover Shows In China

by Wallace Wyss - Buick, a hallowed name in American brands, actually sells more Buicks in China than they do in the U.S. That may be why they showed the all-new Buick Electra Concept at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show instead of the U.S. It’s an … [Read more...]

Design History: 2004 Chevrolet Nomad Concept

by Wallace Wyss - Oh I remember the original Nomad--the '55,'56 and '57--but somehow this attempt to bring it back eluded me. Actually the '54 Nomad concept had a Corvette front end, but the production car was regular Chevy, using only the show … [Read more...]

Concepts: 1997 Pontiac Rageous

Maybe it was the name...a 1987 Pontiac Show Car that (thankfully) rushed into Obscurity. by Wallace Wyss - Whenever I see pictures of a Detroit concept car from decades ago that I never saw before, I do a double take. How could it have … [Read more...]

Concepts: The 1966 Pontiac Banshee XP-798

The GM show car that never was (shown). by Wallace Wyss - There are, in industry, rivalries. One that I remember was in 1966, when an old line exec, Ed Cole, resentful of youthful side-burned John Z. DeLorean sought to pull the rug out … [Read more...]

Concepts: 1970 Ford Mustang Milano

It seems to have influenced the modern day Dodge Challenger... by Wallace Wyss - In the late '60s leading into the '70s, Ford was intent on coming up with an Italian influenced car. Most of the Ford prototypes had Italian names and Henry Ford … [Read more...]

A Homage Concept Car Is Respected In and of Itself – The BMW Z8

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes it all depends on a person with a strong mind. In this case, when BMW wanted to make a dream car to honor the old 507 two seater from the Fifties, a BMW executive thought "Why stop at a concept?" And so it was; the … [Read more...]