My Car Quest

January 26, 2022

Editorial: Planned Obsolescence – Trying to Break Free

by Wallace Wyss - Maybe it was because I was born in the '40s and first became aware of cars in the '60s. This was the Glory Days of GM when they had over 50% of the US auto market and Japanese cars weren't here yet. I yearned to go to … [Read more...]

The Triumph of A Minimalist Designer: Franz von Holzhausen

by Wallace Wyss - One thing I relish in my role as automotive reporter is meeting car designers. Rarely have I met one coming closest to his dream than tall quiet Franz von Holzhausen. He is the son of a designer so he grew up with dad's … [Read more...]

Design Critique: Tesla Roadster, er, Targa Coupe

Short on exotic looks but strong on performance... by Wallace Wyss - It is rare in this writer's experience to write a design critique of a car that was announced several years ago, been redesigned and is still not in the showrooms. … [Read more...]

New Product: Tesla Cybertruck

At last the wooden doorstop inspires a car company…. by Wallace Wyss - Tesla CEO Elon Musk prides himself on being ahead of the curve. I think he’s not the first to announce an electric pickup truck (Rivian showed one last year at the LA … [Read more...]

ArtCenter College of Design – Car Classic 2018

Like Old Home Week for Grads by Wallace Wyss - The ArtCenter College of design, situated high on a hill overlooking Pasadena, is famous for one thing—training a good proportion of the world’s car designers. They have changed themes … [Read more...]