My Car Quest

September 16, 2021

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...]

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...]

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...]

When Detroit’s Magic Duo Brought European Glam To American Tin…

by Wallace Wyss - Being a child of the Midwest, I didn't see many sports cars. Oh, I knew there were Jag-U-Ars and Furr-arris but just didn't see them. But then in the early '60s, Pontiac ads started showing American cars in European … [Read more...]