My Car Quest

July 20, 2024

Cool Cars and Cool Shirts Sold Separately

Recently, at a restaurant, two people mentioned to me that they liked my shirt and one man asked me what brand it was. I was happy to tell him it was a Nat Nast, which is perhaps my favorite, yet little known, brand. Their shirts are known as … [Read more...]

Events: Doin’ The Huff – October 22, 2022

Bo Huff Rockabilly Car Show (Huffarama) that is - San Manuel Stadium San Bernardino, California. Text by Wallace Wyss and photos by Richard Bartholomew - As an automotive reporter, I go to a lot of car shows. Some are sponsored by automakers, … [Read more...]

1938 International Harvester

Text and photos by Wallace Wyss - You know those scenes in the old Westerns about the cavalry where some guy--maybe Charleton Heston--is getting stripped of his badges of rank and busted down to private first class? Well, I think when I put … [Read more...]

The Hot Rod That Started It All – The Doane Spencer Roadster

by Mike Gulett - If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then the Doane Spencer Roadster has been flattered more than most because it has been copied more that most. If you think "I have seen this hot rod before" likely you have seen … [Read more...]

The Nickel Car – A Great American Hot Rod

by Mike Gulett - The transition to electric cars challenges our sense of history and even the here and now. Will anything electric powered ever replace old style Hot Rods? Will new electric cars ever be turned into important customs and Hot … [Read more...]

A Ford Roadster Hot Rod Like No Other

by Mike Gulett - Walking around a Concours event one can see the most unusual sites. Take this Ferrari powered Ford Hot Rod for example that was on display at the Carmel Concours on the Avenue in 2014. I have seen one other Ferrari powered … [Read more...]