Those were the days.
*throptic, noun: a design or a devise created to look as if it serves a functional purpose, but in fact has no purpose other than to make the object on which it is attached to look esthetically better.
GM Design Staff Impact Magazine, July 1977.
Late nighters or all nighters were the norm.
Featuring Cyclops, the Bongo family, and quite a number of other oddities.
Making dreams come true.
Stan Mott kept us going with his outrageous cartoons and great artwork.
R. Henry Gurr’s book played an important role in my interest in car design.
Interesting how the esthetics of aerodynamics have changed.
Lots of very interesting photos.
He inspires us to start sketching again just for the joy of it.
Jordan likened this to “letting a tiger out of the cage—saying go!”
His illustration style is original and unmatched.
He had quite a career.
This rare, out-of-print book was loaned to me by Richard Nesbitt.
Larry Shinoda brought to Ford a sense of no-nonsense car-guy cool.
Shinoda was outspoken, candid, humorous, and firmly believes in what he is doing.
I remember he ordered a new blue Chevy pickup, and when it was delivered he realized that the instrument cluster had a blank where a gage could have been. He called it his humility gage, because it reminded him he didn’t have everything.
This exhibition highlights the creativity of the American automobile designers of the 1960s and 70s
Among his talents, Alex was noted for his ability to play tunes on his airbrush.
“I was lucky to get into car designing; I was at the right time and place.”
“Bill Mitchell absolutely hated the 2-Rotor and was very verbal about it calling it all kinds of nasty four letter words.”
Allan Flowers is a very talented and super creative designer.
Looking back, I think what a great place to start an automotive career, and how sad to think of what FOMOCO was then, and what it is now.