My Car Quest

April 12, 2021

Open Letter to Jim Farley, CEO of Ford: Ford Should Buy DeTomaso (Again)

To: James D. Farley, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Co. Why would I advise that Ford buy DeTomaso? Last time in the early '70s it didn't go too well. The car--the Pantera--was flawed. Ford even had to go visit the first 100 … [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...]

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...]