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.
It was a strange and curious misfit
Since Chevrolet Marketing WANTED this car, we sez to GM Design, why don’t YOU guys just scale-down the IMSA body, make your own changes and we’ll build it?
Bill Porter candidly describes his years with Pontiac.
“I consider myself one of the luckiest guys alive. All my life I’ve been able to do the thing I love most—design automobiles.”
Need help identifying designers.
“Today’s automotive scene is much more commerce than pastime, more corporate than grassroots.”
What we have here is a 2:50 minute video snapshot of the history of GM Design.
Witness an artifact from a time where the future was greeted with optimism.
The amazing “Gullwing” is as shocking a sight to behold today as it was some six decades ago.
When I was at GM, Paul was always great to be around. Encouraging and uplifting with a great sense of humor.
Russ had a stellar career with 40 years as a designer with General Motors Design from 1955-1995
“I think in the back of every car designer’s mind there is this desire to build a car entirely of their own design with no constraints.”
“It was then that I noticed, for the first time, the wooden clothespin attached to the fuel line.”
Elia ‘Russ’ Russinoff, has provided a portfolio of his work to feature on Dean’s Garage.
Three inspiring, well-executed videos to spark the imagination.
The car stood out was because no other competitor was foolhardy enough to spend so much effort on body decoration for a car likely as not to be damaged on the race course.
In an even more misguided quest to transform the coupe into a roadster, the Chevy’s roof also succumbed to the torch.
These photos were filed in a brown envelope since 1972.