GM’s Great Talent Search
Thousands of young people from across America competed for scholarships by designing and submitting scale models of their “dream car.”
Recreation of the Steinegger & Eshenbaugh Dragster
During burnouts, Csere said “the tires… made not the squealing sound… it was a harsher sound almost like the tread was being ripped off the tires.”
“You’re leaving the Yankees for a long shot. Don’t expect to come back.”
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.”