My Car Quest

January 26, 2021

Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero – What’s In A Name?

by Mike Gulett - Who needs a sports car like vehicle with a pick-up bed in the back? It turns out a lot of people who bought the Chevrolet El Camino and fewer who bought the Ford Ranchero thought that is exactly what they needed, or … [Read more...]

Mustang Boss 429 – American Muscle At Its Best

by Mike Gulett - An American muscle car must have power and speed, at least speed in a straight line. I believe they should look good too. And if they have an interesting story or something that makes them special, like a unique engine (think … [Read more...]

The 1964 Ford GT40: The Auspicious Beginning of a Champion

Frequent contributor Wallace Wyss wrote to me "Ford has generously posted some pictures on the net of clay models of GT40s so I wanted to write about the trials and tribulations of the first year of the GT40. They show how laughably naive Ford was … [Read more...]

Editorial: Why Do Automakers Charge Writers Who Want to Write About Their Cars?

by Wallace Wyss - I talked to a Corvette writer the other day, and he's got plenty to talk about on the new Corvette but I was shocked to find that GM wanted to charge him $200 per picture to get pictures of clay models for a new book. … [Read more...]

Ford GTX-1: A Tale of Woe Yet a Good Looking Car

by Wallace Wyss - Photos by Doug Kneis of his Ford GTX-1. Back in 2004 I decided to do a book on the upcoming Ford GT which was previewed by a concept called GT40. Ford didn't realize they had inadvertently sold the name GT40 so couldn't … [Read more...]

Editorial: Ford Bronco Follows Jeep Gladiator Into Dangerous Territory

by Wallace Wyss - When Ford Motor Company previewed the new 2021 Bronco they were secretive. Even confiscating reporters' cell phones but a lot good it did them--the pictures are all over the net. Among the features of the car, I was horrified … [Read more...]