Royal Oak Historical Society Retired Designers’ 2021 Show
Photos by Ryan Gertner
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Participants included: Rich Beck, Gene Bordinat. Steve Brown, Pres Bruning, George Camp, Ron Doan (pedal car), Tony Frassetto, Darwin Hawthorne, Roger Hughet, Wayne Kady, Jack? Kenitz, Tom Land, Dave McIntosh, Bill Michalak, Howard (Buck) Mook, William Moraniec, Bud Mugaldi, Bob Munson, John Perkins, Kent Rathburn, Dennis Reardon, Elia (Russ) Russinoff, Dick Ruzzin, Greg Tufford, and Don Wood.
The League of Retired Automotive Designers
The beginning of the League—Together with Ron Van Gelderen, a former marketing executive with GM Styling and president of the Cadillac LaSalle Club at that time, Virgil Exner, Jr. created the logo and article for his club. Ron and Virgil dreamed up the League of Retired Automotive Designers to have fun presenting designs of an agreed-upon make of car that we all agreed to do in any two-dimensional medium. We gained instant membership from many of our designer friends, and showed our works at several car museums and auto shows in the past 14 years. Usually we get about 20–25 [participants per year from over 95 members. Many were top car design executives of the 20th Century.—Virgil Exner, Jr.