I ended up with a box of slides from a major Buick-Oldsmobile show previewing the 1977 Buick and Oldsmobile models.
Jack Humbert, the greatly respected Pontiac studio chief in those years, was very tolerant of my naiveté.
Videos from Archive.org.
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?”
Illustrations accompanying the New York Times article published August 26, 2007
Ralph Nader’s attack on the safety of the Corvair was the first successful assault on the auto industry.
Renderings by Jerry Hirschberg, Bill Porter, Allan Flowers, and yours truly.
Photos from Ron Will.
Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s.
“I don’t EVER want you to get a motorcycle…But if you do, get a big one.”
The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild got me started.
To hear the term “Torpedo Car” is worth watching the video.
Mystery Photo. Turns out it was a Toronado proposal.
A rare brochure showing the development of the Aerovette.
Theater advertisements for the first all-new automobile to be placed on the market after World War II, the Oldsmobile Futuramic.
Years ago I had this neighbor, Marge, who was seriously into opera.
Newsprint pads, the same stuff your newspaper is printed on, were far cheaper than other sketch pads and were very popular at Pratt Institute where I did my graduate work in Industrial Design in 1957–58.
A fascinating look into the world of design in the late 1950s
“Jay got a hold of me and invited my son and me to the NBC studios and a day at his “Big Dog” garage in Burbank.”
Mike Parris had a several lap ride in a Porsche 917 at the Riverside International Raceway before it became a shopping mall.
Over an hour of racing excitement if you can tolerate old 8mm home movies
Gray is a good friend and great designer.
The Monza GT tipped me over the edge.
The Firebird III is an extraordinary car representative of an “anything goes” optimistic age now long gone.