My Car Quest

September 28, 2020

Another Lost Prototype: 1975 Opel GT-W Génève

by Wallace Wyss - I am going out on a limb here and saying if the 1975 Opel GT-W Génève did not have an engine and transmission it was just a rolling mockup, one step up from a clay model, so not a real prototype engineering wise. There's a … [Read more...]

Editorial: Are America’s Big Three Car Makers In Too Much of a Hurry to Go Electric?

by Wallace Wyss - There is a scene in the movie, The Wizard of Oz where the intrepid Dorothy works her way up to the stage where the Wizard is pontificating and peers behind it and sees a little man with a big microphone. I am wondering, as … [Read more...]

Spyker Is Back!?

by Mike Gulett - Spyker announced on August 28, 2020 "a far reaching collaboration" between Spyker and Boris Rotenberg, owner of SMP Racing and BR Engineering, his business partner Michail Pessis, co-owner of SMP Racing Monaco as well as owner of … [Read more...]

Pinin Farina’s Missing Cadillacs

General Motors was having a love affair with Italy in the '50s. These are the love childs...but some were lost in the wilderness... by Wallace Wyss - On occasion you find a one-off special named after the person who is buying it, or maybe … [Read more...]

The Cadillac Allante: Almost a Home Run and Dirt Cheap Now

by Wallace Wyss - General Motors trusts its designers. But there are those rare moments when higher management says "Why don't we try someone else with this new design?" When that happens there is a lot of resentment back at the GM Design Center … [Read more...]

Will History Repeat Itself With A Civilian Version of GM’s Infantry Squad Vehicle?

by Wallace Wyss - I remember when the original Humvee came out, we were just getting a war on and it was fashionable to buy a military HumVee, until you found out how slow it was, how wide it was and how uncivilized. Then General Motors came … [Read more...]