My Car Quest

July 4, 2020

Why Not The De Tomaso Longchamp?

by Mike Gulett - Alejandro de Tomaso was Argentinean but his cars were Italian with American power and oh, some of his cars were styled by an American working for an Italian design firm. Got it? When I think of De Tomaso I think of beautiful, … [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...]

The De Tomaso Pantera 7X: Were We Uh, Bamboozled?…

by Wallace Wyss - I think, after working for Motor Trend at two different points in time, that I gained a certain amount of sophistication. Maybe not. I remember around 1972 or so when the Pantera was already being talked about being … [Read more...]

The Ill Fated Shelby Series I: When Will It Become Collectible?

by Wallace Wyss - Carroll Shelby, as tall and proud as he was in public, was painfully shy. He liked to either be in control of the situation or not be there. So he had a few recurring doubts, one of which is; How can he be thought of as a modern … [Read more...]

DeTomaso: The Man and His Machines – The Story of a Book

by Wallace Wyss - This is not a new book. It is instead a story of how a book came about and what happened to it before it (almost) disappeared into the sands of time. I had been working for David and Linda Adler in Huntington Beach, … [Read more...]

Ghia Serenissima Agena: Missing In Action? (Not Anymore)

Three years ago yesterday I published this story from Wallace Wyss about an Italian GT one-off designed by American Tom Tjaarda. Now Wallace is happy to report the car has been found and is coming up for auction at the Artcurial auction on February 8 … [Read more...]