My Car Quest

September 20, 2021

A Borrowed Design – The Atlas Swallow

by Geoffrey Hacker - To any gearhead, the names of both Bill Burke and Mickey Thompson are synonymous with speed. Yet they were both also noted innovators, and in the fall of 1952 they collaborated on one of the most beautiful fiberglass sports … [Read more...]

Hood Scoop – Which Postwar American Car Had The First One?

by Geoffrey Hacker - Hi Gang… Maybe I have too much time on my hands. I ruminate about various aspects of these vintage fiberglass cars and how they were ahead of the curve in terms of what the designers of the bodies – and builders of the … [Read more...]

A Stylish Sports Car – The Devin “D”

by Mike - I wrote about one of Geoffrey Hacker's cars the Tiburon Roadster (The Shark). This was so interesting (especially followed up by a phone call) that I asked Geoffrey to contribute something to My Car Quest. He gave me my choice of … [Read more...]

Why Didn’t The Sliding Doors Of The Kaiser Darrin Catch On?

by Mike - Kaiser Motors Kaiser Motors was formed in 1945 as Kaiser-Frazer. They changed the company name to Kaiser Motors and merged with Willys Overland in 1953 and changed the name again to Willys Motors Incorporated. The company name … [Read more...]

Car Advertisements And Beautiful Women

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

The Dream Of Designing And Building A Special Car Becomes A Reality – Part 2

by Raffi Minasian Read Part 1 here. The Los Angeles Auto Expo in 1982 We proposed to complete the car in time for the Los Angeles Auto Expo in 1982, where we would display the car, hand out brochures and (once again in a flurry of delusion) … [Read more...]