My Car Quest

January 17, 2022

Editorial: Planned Obsolescence – Trying to Break Free

by Wallace Wyss - Maybe it was because I was born in the '40s and first became aware of cars in the '60s. This was the Glory Days of GM when they had over 50% of the US auto market and Japanese cars weren't here yet. I yearned to go to … [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...]

Design Critique: Mercedes Vision EQXX Electric Concept

by Wallace Wyss - Mercedes is taking Tesla seriously now as a worthy adversary, though Mercedes has been around at least 100 years longer. Their latest show car has many innovations that go beyond their present electric sedan but could be … [Read more...]

Style: Right and Proper Gentleman’s Attire

by Wallace Wyss - At one time I was an ad copywriter. We copywriters labored to give cars an image so that you could buy the car and get the image along with it. But I was, at the time, oblivious to the attire. Now flash forward, oh, … [Read more...]

Detroit’s Only Course to Fight Tesla: The Chewing Off the Leg Gambit

by Wallace Wyss - There is a dynamic duo of Tesla super fans that's on YouTube with a show called Tesla Time News. They've posted hundreds of videos analyzing Tesla's growth. I don't know what stock price they got into Tesla with but suffice to … [Read more...]

The Architect’s Choice-Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1940 Lincoln Continental

by Wallace Wyss - In these pages there has sometimes been discussion of why someone wants to own a classic car. On occasion, that discussion centers on what famous personage, if any, owned it. Here's one I can say is very … [Read more...]