This post: An AMX scale model posted by Jeff Teague; photos of a Chrysler Turbine Car prepared for the ’60s movie, “The Lively Set;” and a photo of what appears to be a full-size fiberglass model of the AMX/2. According to Mark Olson who uploaded the Turbine Car photos, Chrysler loaned one of the prototype Turbine Cars to Universal for the movie, and George Stecher, a Chrysler mechanic, drove the car in the movie. These photos were found on The VRL.
AMX Scale Model
Jeff Teague (Teague Design International,Inc.) is an American automotive designer and the son of the renowned Industrial Designer, Richard A. Teague. His father was known for designing many American Motors Corporation (AMC) cars such as the Gremlin, AMX, and Pacer. I met Dick Teague once at his home, but I cannot recall the circumstances.
Chrysler Turbine Movie Car
A Chrysler Turbine Car, painted white with blue racing stripes, was featured in the 1964 film “The Lively Set.” The car, loaned to the producers by Chrysler, was one of the test ‘mules’, and was returned to Chrysler after production. It was among the cars scrapped.
Paintings by John Krsteski
John Krsteski is Design Manager for Hyundai. There is a short interview with john by Petrolicious that is worth reading. An excerpt: “Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Mr. John Krsteski attended the College for Creative Studies, although he now teaches at Art Center College of Design in addition to his full-time job as a design manager at Hyundai Design North America. In contrast to many automotive artists, John doesn’t try to reproduce a photographed moment-in-time. He takes his subjects out of their natural environment and places them in a graphic composition that gives his art an explosive, fluid quality to it. And while he loves creating auto art, he says that he still enjoys design too much to choose one over the other.”