My Car Quest

December 3, 2020

Concept Car Finally Reaches Road: Ferrari Pininfarina Modulo 512S

by Wallace Wyss - A lot of time you look at a concept car and if it's real daring in design--i.e. it looks like it wouldn't meet any regulations of lighting, windshield rake, safety, etc, you think "well, a nice idea but it will never reach … [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...]

The Cadillac Allante: Almost a Home Run and Dirt Cheap Now

by Wallace Wyss - General Motors trusts its designers. But there are those rare moments when higher management says "Why don't we try someone else with this new design?" When that happens there is a lot of resentment back at the GM Design Center … [Read more...]

Portfolio – 1966 Ferrari 365 California

The Ferrari 365 California has a Pininfarina body and a 365P engine...enough said? by Wallace Wyss - Enzo Ferrari definitely knew what side of the bread was buttered. Although he had production cars and race cars in production, he realized … [Read more...]

Design Analysis : A Custom Ferrari by an Ex-Ferrari Designer

The Kode 57 by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew - Ferrari has it’s “special projects" department but I kinda think I’d go to Ken Okuyama, a handsome former professor at the Art Center College of Design, to order my … [Read more...]

Should Car Design Firms Copy Classic Designs?

The Toff's Travels - Editorial by Wallace Wyss - When Deny Behar, once of Lotus, proposed recently that his new firm, Ares Design, make a lookalike body of the fabled Ferrari 250 GTO and make it available for rebodying modern Ferraris, … [Read more...]