From the collection of Tom Falconer.
Design Staff Directory from January, 1988.
Tom Semple and I almost killed each other.
This rare, out-of-print book was loaned to me by Richard Nesbitt.
Shinoda was outspoken, candid, humorous, and firmly believes in what he is doing.
“Paint won’t save it.”
“GM Teamwork and Technology for Today and Tomorrow.”
“Too bad aero had to go that way.” Mitchell.
For one reason or another sometimes that creativity needed to vent in the form of cartoons.
Thanks to George Camp and Charlie Stewart with help identifying people in the photos.
A random collection of GM related photos with captions, including Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Jack Humbert, Chuck and Mark Jordan, Zora Arkus Duntov, and a few of Design Staff’s styling cars from the ’70s
Everybody has lots of posters. These perhaps are a bit unusual and of interest to the readers of Dean’s Garage.
“Bill Mitchell absolutely hated the 2-Rotor and was very verbal about it calling it all kinds of nasty four letter words.”
The design process from sketch to a roll around hard model.
Part two of a three part series showing a design process in order from sketch to a roll around hard model.
This gallery of images more or less shows the design process in sequence from sketch to a roll around hard model.
Renderings by Jerry Hirschberg, Allan Flowers, Clark Lincoln, Geza Loczi, and yours truly.
Renderings by Geza Loczi, Jerry Hirschberg, Harry Bradley, Clark Lincoln, and yours truly.
I ended up with a box of slides from a major Buick-Oldsmobile show previewing the 1977 Buick and Oldsmobile models.
Mystery Photo. Turns out it was a Toronado proposal.
A fascinating look into the world of design in the late 1950s
“Jay got a hold of me and invited my son and me to the NBC studios and a day at his “Big Dog” garage in Burbank.”