My Car Quest

January 28, 2022

Beautiful Women in Car Advertisements

by Mike Gulett - Advertisers have used beautiful women to sell just about everything since the beginning of advertising, well actually since before advertising. And it still works today. This is true even if the buyer is a women but it works … [Read more...]

The Ideal Car (For Me) – Pontiac Trans Am

by Wallace Wyss - It's funny--my education in exotic cars is beyond most casual enthusiasts--say like I remembered the Serenissima P538 that ran LeMans and wrote a story on it when it surfaced and sold for big dollars at auction. I was even … [Read more...]

Thanks to Electric Cars Hood Scoops Are Going Away

by Mike Gulett - Another reason to dislike the transition to electric cars is we will see the demise of the air scoop on cars and certainly the beloved hood scoop will be gone. There is no need for a hood scoop to cool the engine of an EV like … [Read more...]

Memories: A Pontiac Show

by Wallace Wyss - The venue was the Automobile Driving Museum, which is hidden away in an industrial building that is on Lairport (a pun?) as it's hard by the LAX airport. I surprised myself by wanting to go to it because I might be … [Read more...]

Concepts: 1997 Pontiac Rageous

Maybe it was the name...a 1987 Pontiac Show Car that (thankfully) rushed into Obscurity. by Wallace Wyss - Whenever I see pictures of a Detroit concept car from decades ago that I never saw before, I do a double take. How could it have … [Read more...]

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...]