“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.”
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.
Gil Spear (designer at Ford and the subject of the last post), while working for Norman Bel Geddes, was commissioned to create a dog house for Herbert Hoover. Here’s the story.
Fascinating images from Ford designer Gil Spear’s idea and innovation sketchbook.
GM designer Roger Hughet’s wok on display at GM Design.
A collection of renderings by Bob Marcks
An interesting account from 1977 of Mitchell’s Stingray racing effort with quotes by Mitchell and Kenny Eschenbach.
Herb’s six FBCG entries included one made from a block of Plexiglas, and another from cast in aluminum!
Dean’s Garage reviews Maestro: Bill Mitchell, Second Edition by Roy Lonberger.
I remember the seeing the Pontiac Phantom many times at Design Staff. Let’s just say it had mixed internal reviews.
“Mitchell’s Latest” motorcycles, published in Car Styling, January 1977
For Henry Rom, his 1953 award-winning Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild entry was just the beginning.
Dick Ruzzin, on a GM trip to Germany in 2001, recounts a heart-felt encounter with an Italian bus driver.
Bill Mitchell’s Red Baron Custom BMW Motorcycle Mystery.
Mitchell’s custom motorcycles, published in Car Styling, August 1974
Harry Bradley illustrations published in Car Styling, July 1976
Exciting behind-the-scenes events in designing “The Longwood.” by Stan Mott
Dick Ruzzin tells the story of the creation of the Opel Bitter.
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.
Jerry Hirschberg-inspired studio competitions. By Bruce Brooks.
The design started on an A-body platform. By Bruce Brooks.
Priceless studio pranks recalled by Bruce Brooks.
Graham Bell got the best time. By Bruce Brooks.