My Car Quest

May 23, 2022

Beautiful Women in Car Advertisements

by Mike Gulett - Advertisers have used beautiful women to sell just about everything since the beginning of advertising, well actually since before advertising. And it still works today. This is true even if the buyer is a women but it works … [Read more...]

Thanks to Electric Cars Hood Scoops Are Going Away

by Mike Gulett - Another reason to dislike the transition to electric cars is we will see the demise of the air scoop on cars and certainly the beloved hood scoop will be gone. There is no need for a hood scoop to cool the engine of an EV like … [Read more...]

Collectible Classic: 1964-1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

The Appeal of the Flat Deck ‘Bird Convertible. by Wallace Wyss - Now one would think for a guy who can throw into conversation things like Zagato Carrozzeria and Thupp and Maberly that I am all about furrin’ cars and furrin’ cars only. … [Read more...]

Ford’s Stroke of Genius: 1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster

by Wallace Wyss - I remember being mildly interested in the Ford Thunderbird around ’61 but the trouble was that it was a four seater and I thought: “Why can’t Ford have a two seater like the Corvette?” Which they did from ’55 to ’57 in the … [Read more...]

Hood Scoops – Car Art With A Purpose

by Mike - A hood scoop allows air to flow into the engine compartment either to help cool the engine or to deliver cooler air to the engine air intake which can improve performance because cooler air is denser than warmer air. And engines like … [Read more...]

A Factory Hot Rodded Two Seater T-Bird By Chip Foose

The One Ford Should have built… by Wallace Wyss - Photos by Richard Bartholomew - There has to be a high point as a car designer, and I think one of them is being able to tool around in a car you designed. At the Enderle Cars … [Read more...]