My Car Quest

September 27, 2020

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...]

Move Over Ferrari – Maserati’s MC20 Is Here

by Wallace Wyss - I remember back in the Fifties when a Maserati race car was considered equal to Ferrari. But Maserati fell upon hard times when Ferrari kept chugging along. At least when DeTomaso owned it, they came out with two mid-engined … [Read more...]

Editorial: Are America’s Big Three Car Makers In Too Much of a Hurry to Go Electric?

by Wallace Wyss - There is a scene in the movie, The Wizard of Oz where the intrepid Dorothy works her way up to the stage where the Wizard is pontificating and peers behind it and sees a little man with a big microphone. I am wondering, as … [Read more...]

Malibu Car Show: A Refuge From the Fires

by Wallace Wyss - The informal run-what-u-brung cars and coffee in Malibu at Cross Creek Road and Pacific Coast Highway continues each Sunday, running from 9 am to 10:30 am more or less. This is the event with no organizer, no … [Read more...]

Marketing: Mid-Engine Maserati MC20

So far, in the introduction of the MC20, Maserati has committed several marketing faux pax, but they can still save themselves by pricing it right... by Wallace Wyss - OK I get it, Maserati saw all these Ferraris rolling out the factory … [Read more...]

A Beach Town Shopping Center Has a Weekly Cars & Coffee That Thrives

by Wallace Wyss - Times was I'd cover events like the Pebble Beach Concours and the Quail. Drive 500 miles each way, spend $1000 in hotels, $500 on gas, yadda yadda. Now I go to shopping center parking lots like this one for the San … [Read more...]