Phil Hill, Bill Mitchell, and the Monza GT. By Paul Deesen.
Very interesting video of GM’s secret Monza GT testing at Riverside International Raceway.
The Monza GT tipped me over the edge.
Karl Ludvigsen finds himself in the middle of one of the most interesting episodes in the history of the Corvair.
This prototype is a design projection of how Chevrolet’s original 1963 Monza SS concept might have turned out, had it gone into actual production.
Jim Musser speaks about many of the special projects he worked on during his time with Frank Winchell’s Chevy R&D team, including the development of the Corvair Monza GT, GM’s relationship with Jim Hall and Chaparral, and the underappreciated Corvette XP-819 concept.
“We were working up exterior styling with Ned Nichols’ design studio, and the Monza GT was our primary inspiration.”
Dean’s Garage reviews Maestro: Bill Mitchell, Second Edition by Roy Lonberger.
John R. Wright interviews Jim Musser who was involved with Chevrolet R&D and the Chaparral connection in the ’60s.
Used to be that car magazines had way more content than ads.
Dean’s Garage Book update and photos from the GM Heritage Center.
A brief history of Mitchell’s secret skunk works.
Larry is a tremendous sculpturing and design talent. He has been a good friend over the years, and it gives me a lot of pleasure to present this brief overview of is professional career.
Mr. Mitchell had the passion and flamboyant style, Shinoda had the personal no-nonsense Southern California performance connection, and Jordan had the elegance and taste—anything they touched was destined to be a success.
R. Henry Gurr’s book played an important role in my interest in car design.
Shinoda was outspoken, candid, humorous, and firmly believes in what he is doing.
The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild got me started.
Featured in this post is a 8.5″ square, 8-page grayscale brochure of GM Design Staff from the early 1960s.
Chaparral challenges Ford, Ferrari, and Porsche in Europe. Technical insights of the 2F. Cool photos. If only…
First appearance of the Big Block Chevy. Great collection of historic photos.
Fantastic Ferarri videos!