Another of Stan’s and Robert’s attempts to steer GM’s juggernaut. By Stan Mott.
McNamara had clay models created to test parts interchangeability between car models (like GM).
“On seeing the ‘59 Chevrolet clay model, Ford designers soon convinced themselves that GM had somehow caught on to what Ford was doing and was purposely trying to mislead them.”
Some 900 new 1936 Lincoln-Zephyrs also went overseas—shipped in crates.
The Ford Mach 2 and the short careers of Knudsen and Shinoda at Ford.
Highlights of the career of Mac Thompson—Ford Designer from 1956–1985.
Fascinating images from Ford designer Gil Spear’s idea and innovation sketchbook.
Photos from the League of Retired Designers 2021 show at the Royal Oak Historical Society, Royal Oak, Michigan.
Anybody know George Theophelis, Barry, or Lampe, Ford Designers?
A satirical mid-’50s look at the GM design process by Stan Mott.
The League’s Exhibit at the Royal Oak Historical Museum
In which Stan Mott proposes to scale the Matterhorn on a 1960 Scat-Kitty.
Build Your Very Own Cyclops! Some Assembly Required.
Stutz Bearcat—A memorable and significant car in American automobile history was this year’s focus for the League of Retired Designers.
A collection of studio sketches.
Dean’s Garage Book update and photos from the GM Heritage Center.
2018 League project. NEW Renderings.
Ideas, styling experiments, accessories, and blunders that never made it to market (and some that did!).
Photos of showcars and studio shots from the day found online from anonymous sources.
An interesting collection of renderings and designs, past and present.
Plus the story of John Manoogian II’s 1970-1/2 Camaro, owned by designers at all three major car companies.
Paul Tatseos updates the missing Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild models story. Plus, Information on the 2019 Reunion.
GM Design Staff shots from the ’60s and ’70s. Lots of unknown faces.
An amazing story by John Houlihan.