My Car Quest

October 20, 2021

When A Custom Car Builder Goes Too Far

by Wallace Wyss - I always thought the Ferrari 400 GT body style when cut down into a convertible, was a great looking car. Outside cutters did them from the 365 GT4 2-plus-2, to the 400 GT to the 400i to the 412 GT. But sometimes an … [Read more...]

Divining Character In A Bespoke Bentley

Case in point, Gary Wales and his “Black Prince” Bentley. by Wallace Wyss - Gary Wales is a dreamer. But one difference between Wales and most car lovers is that he builds the cars he dreams about. His 1938 Bentley, chassis B … [Read more...]

A Ferrari Hot Rod – The Gatto – Custom Coachwork At Its Best

by Mike - What motivates someone to design and then build, or have built, a fully custom car like the Strale Daytona 6000GT Prototype (Iso Daytona)? Or the 1933 Ford Roadster Like No Other? Whatever the motivation is I like it and it … [Read more...]

An Open Letter To Tom Wolfe

Cruisin…Kalifornia style by Wallace Wyss - Hey, Tom, remember when we had that conversation, what, back half a century ago? Oh, for those who don’t know who Tom is, many years ago, maybe 50, Tom Wolfe, an erudite New York City writer … [Read more...]

A Unique Custom Coachbuilder – Moal Coachbuilders

by Mike - At the Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance in May 2013 Moal Coachbuilders had their own class! Moal Coachbuilders is a rare breed of custom car designers and fabricators. They don't just build the body - they do it all. Here are a few of … [Read more...]

The Millennium Falcon – The Ultimate Hot Rod Space Ship

by Mike - The new "Star Wars" movie is set to be released on December 18, 2015. What better time to write about, and read about, the hot rods in space created by George Lucas? The Millennium Falcon did not get much respect in George Lucas' … [Read more...]