These Models Aren’t Missing.
By John Jacobus
At the Guild Reunion in Salt Lake City, 18 Guildsmen exhibited 30 historic 1/12 scale models from GM’s Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild (1930 to 1968). These models represented the competition years 1953 to 1967 and included national scholarship and styling scholarship award winners as well as regional and state award winners. After WWII, the Guild became a national public relations, talent search, and recruiting program to find young talented men to design the cars of tomorrow. Five Guildsmen who were inspired by the FBCG, who enjoyed careers in auto design (now retirees), and who participated in the Salt Lake exhibition, included George Anderson (GM Design), Geza Loczi (GM Design, VW, Volvo), George Prentice (GM Design), Thomas H. Semple (GM Design, Nissan Design America), and Ronald J. Will (GM Design, Subaru).
Photos of the Guild Models on display courtesy of GSL-25 Championship.