Here’s a story you’ve never heard before. A Dean’s Garage Exclusive.
From Sketches, Special Edition, April 24, 1991.
“A car has to make you feel something. If a buyer looks at a car and says, ‘I don’t like it,’ all the other stuff doesn’t matter.”
“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.”
What we have here is a 2:50 minute video snapshot of the history of GM Design.
Le Sabre—GM’s answer to pre-war Mercedes?
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.
Firebird III Motorama Production Filming at the GM Mesa Proving Grounds.
Those were the days.
A time warp into a much different world of design than exists today.
It’s 1946 and you’re interested in car design but don’t know where to start.
This rare, out-of-print book was loaned to me by Richard Nesbitt.
Shinoda was outspoken, candid, humorous, and firmly believes in what he is doing.
A random collection of GM related photos with captions, including Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Jack Humbert, Chuck and Mark Jordan, Zora Arkus Duntov, and a few of Design Staff’s styling cars from the ’70s
According to Bill Porter, Homer, who was assistant in Pontiac at the time, says he quit because of round-the-clock overtime. Claimed his kids cried when he did come home. “Who’s that strange man, mommy?”