Design Staff Directory from January, 1988.
He had quite a career.
Tom Semple and I almost killed each other.
This rare, out-of-print book was loaned to me by Richard Nesbitt.
Larry Shinoda brought to Ford a sense of no-nonsense car-guy cool.
Shinoda was outspoken, candid, humorous, and firmly believes in what he is doing.
“Paint won’t save it.”
“GM Teamwork and Technology for Today and Tomorrow.”
Collections of historic information about Ford’s 1950 and 1960 decades.
“Too bad aero had to go that way.” Mitchell.
For one reason or another sometimes that creativity needed to vent in the form of cartoons.
I remember he ordered a new blue Chevy pickup, and when it was delivered he realized that the instrument cluster had a blank where a gage could have been. He called it his humility gage, because it reminded him he didn’t have everything.
By lap four, Thomas was bringing it hard through the esses, down to first in turn six and on the throttle to the off-camber turn seven. He was laughing out of seven and kept both of us grinning from ear to ear, just hearing the big twelve rev.
This exhibition highlights the creativity of the American automobile designers of the 1960s and 70s
Thanks to George Camp and Charlie Stewart with help identifying people in the photos.
Can Am, Trans Am and NASCAR photos from the ’80s by Mike Parris.
Classic Car Chase.
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
Model T service costs.
That’s the way John was. He was constantly trying to put things together, and he’d do anything to help someone.
In February 1956 Ford Times did an article about the students in design studies.
Among his talents, Alex was noted for his ability to play tunes on his airbrush.