Gray Counts’ GM ArtworkLong story short: it took a call from Ed Welburn to encourage Gray to bring in what work he may have for scanning and archiving at GM. He did so. Gray had not been at Design Center for 15 years, and Ed graciously gave him a tour. “The place is completely different.” I can only imagine. I emailed GM Design Archive and Special Collections and they provided scans of Gray’s work for this Dean’s Garage post. Be sure to check out other Dean Garage posts about Gray: Gray Counts, Designer, Automotive Fine Artist, Friend (this post has the coffee story and much of his automotive fine art), Ron Kellogg’s Bugatti Type 57/59 Roadster Special, and Old Ford Tractors. Check out Gray's work on Car Body Design.
Early BuickI sat next to Gray for several years in Buick One Exterior. I think I even remember a few of these sketches.
Disney World Epcot ProjectI'm not sure if all of these sketches were for the Epcot project.
Bugatti-HollsGray Counts played a part in the saga of Dave Holls’ Bugatti.
Gray and I both lived in the Clarkston area and carpooled together for several years. In the fall of 1978 he invited me to a Bible study at his home (then on Rattalee Lake Road) where I met my wife, Louise.