My Car Quest

January 17, 2022

Book Review: Full Circle – A Hands-On Affair with the First Ferrari 250 GTO

Review by Mike Gulett - Title: Full Circle - A Hands-On Affair with the First Ferrari 250 GTO Authors: Larry Perkins and Petra Perkins Publisher: PetraPetra Publications (August 16, 2021) Language: English Hardcover: 230 pages ISBN-10: … [Read more...]

Black and White Photos: Worth Collecting?

by Wallace Wyss - While preparing for Monterey I came across some black and white photo handout shots. The originals are great--very glossy heavy paper, good for books. But car makers don't hand out black and white glossies anymore, so I don't … [Read more...]

Memorabilia: Coming to Terms With Black and White

by Wallace Wyss - I am a fine artist. I am currently preparing some artwork for Concorso Italiano (during Monterey Car Week). In doing so, I came across a Ferrari PR shot of a '62 Ferrari 250GTO, one taken so early it doesn't yet have the rear … [Read more...]

Ferrari Makes a Modern GTO

The Ferrari Omologato is Ferrari's tenth one-off V12. by Wallace Wyss - Ferrari is in business to make money. A rich guy calls you up and says he wants a special one off car, you damn well better build it. But this tifosi wanted a 250GTO … [Read more...]

The Fabled Ferrari 250 GTO

A Look at the Series 2 GTO by Wallace Wyss - You can see why Chez Pininfarina hated the Series I Ferrari GTO. Because that damn engineer Giotto Bizzarrini, who created the car from the short wheelbase 250GT without a stylist per se. The order … [Read more...]

Should Car Design Firms Copy Classic Designs?

The Toff's Travels - Editorial by Wallace Wyss - When Deny Behar, once of Lotus, proposed recently that his new firm, Ares Design, make a lookalike body of the fabled Ferrari 250 GTO and make it available for rebodying modern Ferraris, … [Read more...]