My Car Quest

July 2, 2020

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...]

Concept Cars That Didn’t’ Make It: The 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer

by Wallace Wyss - Harley Earl was GM's first director of design (then called Styling). It was he who pioneered making clay models (inspired by his fashioning cars of clay in California as a kid). It was he who created the concept of the dream … [Read more...]

Marketing: Cadillac Ciel Concept

by Wallace Wyss - YouTube is a wonderful thing; you can dial up your favorite car ad see a video of it driving down the highway. On YouTube I found a video of one of my favorite concept cars of the last few years, the Cadillac Ciel, a four door … [Read more...]

Marketing: Cars Detroit Should Have Built

The 2003 Cadillac Sixteen Concept. by Wallace Wyss - Built for the 2003 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac Sixteen was a concept car that payed homage to the V16 cars of Cadillac’s past, even though you could argue that hardly anybody remembered … [Read more...]

Now You See It, Now You Don’t – The 1960 Corvette XP700

Is it really gone? by Wallace Wyss - Back in the ’60s, I used to know a guy in Detroit who was a top-drawer exec for GM—head of styling, in fact. And when he replaced the founder of GM Styling, Mr. Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell had to fill some … [Read more...]

Fiction: Dead Ringer

by Wallace Wyss - Jerry was swearing. It wasn't that hot, but he was swearing because he had agreed to do what Johnny wanted, and now he was worried that, if he did it, his employer would somehow connect him to the theft. The object to … [Read more...]