My Car Quest

August 17, 2022

Automobile Factory Art

Yes, it still exists, but it's disappearing fast. by Wallace Wyss - "Factory art" by my definition, is artwork on a new car that might have been used in the prototype stage but often is just done to hype a new model. Being an artist … [Read more...]

The Phantom: The Car That Signaled The End For Bill Mitchell At GM

by Wallace Wyss - Now, fact is, I have been around since Methuselah and it so happens I used to hang out with Bill Mitchell, VP of Design at General Motors. He was an outsize character, kind of like his namesake William "Billy" Mitchell … [Read more...]

The Cadillac Allante: There Was Many A Slip Twixt The Cup And The Lip On The Way To An All-Italian Design For GM….

by Wallace Wyss - William L. Mitchell was the heir apparent to General Motors' first director of design, Harley Earl. Mitchell had the same sort of showmanship as his former boss, even dressed the same, and, like Earl, even drove one-off … [Read more...]