My Car Quest

February 27, 2024

The 1961 Mako Shark I Concept Car: My Memorable Ride…

Reaching into the My Car Quest Wayback Machine I came up with this interesting story from March 2018. I hope you all enjoy it again, or for the first time. Mike Gulett, Editor. by Wallace Wyss - Back in the day, the early 60s, I was a … [Read more...]

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...]

Another Long Lost GM Show Car: The Buick Wildcat III

by Wallace Wyss - When Harley Earl was GM VP in charge of Styling (later a word replaced by "Design" as "styling" sounded too frivolous) in the Fifties, it seems he had an obsession for testing the limits of how each brand was regarded by the … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Cars of Harley Earl

Review by Wallace Wyss - Title: The Cars of Harley Earl Author: David W. Temple Publisher: Car Tech Format: Hardbound, 192 pages Price: $42.95 Available at Amazon Here - this is an affiliate link. It is almost incomprehensible to … [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...]

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...]