All of the photos in this post are from Ron Will.
Comment from Ron: If anyone has a guild model or old Guild photos, I would appreciate receiving a copy by mail or by email. We are building an archive of this historic Fisher Body model contest. A CD copy of our archive to date has been sent to the GM Heritage Center. Another copy will be sent to the Smithsonian where Guild models are already being collected and preserved for posterity. Please contact me at email@example.com.
Arthur Russell’s national award winning entry from 1957.
Former Guildsmen who became GM Styling designers, taken in the mid ’70s. Left to right: Paul Tatseos, Jack Folden, Stan Parker, George Prentice, Robert Menking, Charlie Stewart, George Gadda, George Anderson, Stu Shuster, Roy Tiesler, John Wozena, Tom Semple, Chuck Jordan, Kirk Jones, Gordy Brown, Elia Russinoff, Chuck Torner, and Dennis Little. Other Guildsmen who were at GM Styling at the time but not in the photo are Tom Covert, Ron Will, Dave Holls, Galen Wickersham, Al Flowers, Geza Loczi, Ed Taylor, Ron Hill, Terry Henline, Gary Smith, and Bill Scott. Of course, not all the Guildsmen who became car designers ended up at GM. Many of the top designers at Ford, Chrysler, and foreign automakers also benefitted from their mentoring in the Craftsman’s Guild.
Adrian Bruno’s national award winning entry from 1955.
Gale Morris’ national award winning entry from 1949.
Milton Antonick’s national award winning entry from 1955.
Leonard Bellanca’s national award winning entry from 1951.
Ron Will’s 1961 national award winning entry.
George Prentice’s 1965 national award winning entry.
Joseph D’mura’s national award winning entry from 1966.
Stewart Reed’s national award winning entry from 1968.
Guild models on display at the Boston Museum Reunion in 2008.
Models on display in 1966 at Fisher Body during judging.
Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild 1947 publicity photo.