My Car Quest

April 7, 2020

The First Elvis Presley 507 (1957 BMW 507)

by Wallace Wyss -  Now here is a story that attempts to separate fact from fiction. Elvis Presley bought a BMW 507. True. His co-star on a film, Swiss star Ursula Andress, was given a BMW 507 by Elvis. Also true. But the source of endless … [Read more...]

2020 Corvette Future Development Put On Hold As Virus Lays Low Automakers

by Wallace Wyss - GM temporarily stopped building the 2020 mid-engined Corvette, the car they had 45,000 orders for. They first stopped March 21st to clean the plant and planned to start up again in April but this writer hasn't ascertained if … [Read more...]

A Moment of Respite

  We know, we know, this coronavirus is sucking up 96% of the news and the thoughts of many of us. First, if you have just come across My Car Quest for the first time, we apologize for not featuring very much about the virus but instead we … [Read more...]

Chrysler Built A Great Concept in 1998 (the Chronos) But Precious Little Was Used in Production

Sometimes a great concept design (or the designer) is an unsung hero... by Wallace Wyss - Every once in a while an automaker builds a show car that captures the DNA so to speak of the brand, or a particular model that "made their name" in … [Read more...]

Sasha Selipanov and the Koenigsegg Gemera

by Wallace Wyss - Every once in a while you meet an outsize personality, one that can't be contained in an ordinary person. Everything he does hints that he's got a rocket on his back and he's headed for the stars. Such is Sasha … [Read more...]

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Shelby Cobra: My Times with Carroll Shelby

AUTHOR: Chris Theodore PUBLISHER: Veloce Publishing BINDING: Hardcover ILLUSTRATIONS: color and black ad white PAGES: 160 PRICE: $60 USD Review by Wallace Wyss - This book, written by a former Detroit based automotive engineer, is … [Read more...]