My Car Quest

January 25, 2021

Business: Tesla Steams Full Speed Ahead…

by Wallace Wyss - It is to laugh, if I didn't have reasons to cry. I'm talking 'bout the Detroit Big Three and their abject failure to match Elon Musk as he built Tesla into the world's leading electric car maker. I grew up in Detroit … [Read more...]

Design Commentary: Proposing the Next Generation Corvette (like 2023)

And why it's needed... by Wallace Wyss - OK the new Corvette is, admittedly, a tour de force. After 60 yrs of promising it they finally went mid-engine. Now they have a world class car to combat the European claims of superior handling, speed, … [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...]

An All New Electric Hummer From General Motors

GMC is betting millions on this all electric new-generation Hummer. by Wallace Wyss - Remember 30 plus years ago when Arnold Schwarzenegger saw a convoy of military Humvees and thought that would be a fun car to drive? He bought one and then … [Read more...]

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...]