My Car Quest

April 11, 2021

Concepts: The 1966 Pontiac Banshee XP-798

The GM show car that never was (shown). by Wallace Wyss - There are, in industry, rivalries. One that I remember was in 1966, when an old line exec, Ed Cole, resentful of youthful side-burned John Z. DeLorean sought to pull the rug out … [Read more...]

Mr. Cool Guy, John Z. DeLorean

by Wallace Wyss - I believe in the personality cult of the auto industry. If you have a dynamic leader, one who fires on all cylinders so to speak, you can make automotive history. John Z. DeLorean, was one of these human dynamos. When … [Read more...]

The Strange Romance Between Studebaker & Porsche

by Wallace Wyss - Y’know, when my publisher at Enthusiast Books asked me to revive my out-of-print book Porsche 356 Photo Album, I thought hey “How hard could it be?” with only four models, the pre-A, the A, the B and the C. But the more I dig … [Read more...]