What does John Z. DeLorean and Ron Will have in common?
He lived an amazing life, accomplished countless professional achievements, influenced and served as a role model to so many, and above all was a wonderfully great and loving Dad.
It’s no big secret that a lot of early motorcars took their body design from carriages. But it’s less obvious that carriage design evolved from shipbuilding.
A Design Project by the League of Retired Automotive Designers.
Unlike so many car stylists, Rust Heinz hadn’t copied any previous design.
Wayne»s first production studio assignment was in Cadillac working on the ’65s.
Firebird III Motorama Production Filming at the GM Mesa Proving Grounds.
*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.
One morning I witnessed a student being dropped off at the front gate at my high school by some guy driving a Chrysler Turbine car. I couldn’t believe it. The sound it made! The future had arrived.
I think cars should be beautiful, and you ought to make a car—somebody—Ford, Chrysler, G.M.—somebody’s going to bring out one, and they’ll say, “Wow, look at that,” and that’ll get them all out. Until that happens, they’re a bore.
A time warp into a much different world of design than exists today.
From the movie, LeMans. This is the same car driven by John Thomas that is featured in the sound files recorded by Mike Parris at Riverside International Raceway in 1980. The first audio file was posted before, but the second one, Four hot laps around Riverside, was recently acquired from driver John Thomas. Great in-car…