My Car Quest

November 29, 2022

DeTomaso Pantera Targa – The Car Ford Should Have Made

by Wallace Wyss - Writing about DeTomaso is perilous for historians because the company's history is full of dark secrets (one great rumor is that DeTomaso bought Ghia for peanuts from a dictator's son when said son was in jail). The … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Carrozzeria to an American Automaker

by Wallace Wyss - Car companies make mistakes. To me, one of the dumbest moves Ford did in recent decades was to let go of the hallowed name of a famous carrozzeria (coachbuilder) they had bought degrades ago, namely Ghia. … [Read more...]

Book Review: Tom Tjaarda, Master of Proportion

Book review by Wallace Wyss - Tom Tjaarda, Master of Proportion by Gautam Sen ISBN 978-1-85443-313-8 Dalton Watson, 2021 473 Pages, 825 images $150 plus shipping Tom Tjaarda: Master of Proportions from Amazon Car books … [Read more...]

The Last Tjaarda Pantera

by Wallace Wyss - Can a car designer go back in time and correct the things he didn't like on the car he designed that was put into production. According to the author of Tjaarda, a new biography, he can. Tom Tjaarda, some 35 years after he owned … [Read more...]

Pinin Farina’s Missing Cadillacs

General Motors was having a love affair with Italy in the '50s. These are the love childs...but some were lost in the wilderness... by Wallace Wyss - On occasion you find a one-off special named after the person who is buying it, or maybe … [Read more...]

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...]