Video Interviews with Chevrolet R&D Engineer Jim Musser

On January 29, 2013, retired Chevrolet engineer Jim Musser joined General Motors’ Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn for an intimate conversation about his career and many of the special projects he worked on during his time with Frank Winchell’s Chevy R&D team. Orchestrated by the GM Design Archive & Special Collections and filmed in GM Design’s Mechanical Assembly garage, Musser opened up on a range of topics including the development of the Corvair Monza GT, GM’s relationship with Jim Hall and Chaparral, and the underappreciated Corvette XP-819 concept. The short clips presented here are some of the highlights.

Videos: Courtesy of General Motors.

  1. Awesome stuff, especially the mid-engined car clocking a better time than the Birdcage Maserati at Riverside! No wonder Jim Hall jumped on their technology!

  2. ETMC

    Love it. Wish the entire conversation was available somewhere…

  3. Many thanks to Gary, Ed Welburn, and Christo Datini for sharing this video. Some amazing cars from Jim Musser and Bill Mitchell.

  4. In the video of the XP 819 in Studio X with Jim Musser, Larry Shinoda and unidentified, that would have been Tom Krauzowicz who was the studio engineer.

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