My Car Quest

May 23, 2022

Editorial: Manufacturing Insourcing – Words Detroit Has to Learn

by Wallace Wyss - In attempting to discover how Tesla came out of nowhere and became the world's largest EV maker, I discovered the magic word is something like "Insource". My definition--you get what you need from what you already have. During … [Read more...]

Ford: An American Contender Reluctantly Enters the EV Arena

Editors Note: This article is preparation by contributor Wallace Wyss for a book tentatively entitled How Tesla Killed Detroit. Reader comments are welcomed. Mike Gulett by Wallace Wyss - There are a lot of parallels between the first … [Read more...]

Design: The First Generation Mustang Could Have Looked Weird in 1965

by Wallace Wyss - I am currently researching old clay model shots and have come up with some Dueseys that surprise even me, an auto writer since the '60s. Like this 1962 clay model that was one of many clays intended to be for the sporty car … [Read more...]

Another Lost Cobra Found Hiding Under the Name Ford Cougar II

by Wallace Wyss - For our purposes, the word “lost” needs to be defined. Usually, “lost” is a descriptor applied to an object that no one can find, or something that hasn’t been seen since its original reveal. But in the case of Ford’s Cougar II … [Read more...]

How a Ford Engineer Ended Up With the Dream Car He Dreamed Up

by Wallace Wyss - Now you got to believe there are car enthusiasts employed by automakers. They are not all bean counters...So one of them is Chris Theodore, ex-product development head for Ford. He actually worked for several Detroit automakers … [Read more...]

The Ford Thunderbird Italien From 1963

by Mike Gulett - One of the interesting benefits of attending car shows is when you come across a unique one-of-a-kind car that you likely will not see again. That is what happened when I went to the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance this past … [Read more...]