“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.
Could it be that somebody knows where the car actually is but is sworn to secrecy?