Classiq Designer Series—Featuring Frank Pascoe
Frank Pascoe is a retired clay modeler who worked for Chrysler and American Motors Corporation. He is the only designer that we are speaking to in this series that worked as a clay modeler. Frank worked closely with the automotive designers after their drawings were selected to move on towards production. Frank would make scale and full size clay models of future cars in the studio. Listen to him talk about his influences, cars he has worked on and his own personal collection. With over 40 years in the industry you do not want to miss some of his stories.
Video Credits: Julie Hyde-Edwards and Robert Edwards for making the videos possible, Clasiq for producing the series. Sponsored by Farmers Insurance.
Published on Dean’s Garage by permission by Charlie Rubin, Clasiq COO and Founder.
Dean’s Garage, The Future is Back release: Late January, 2020.
Chrysler Sculptor Frank Pascoe
Clay Modeling—Analog vs Digital
Hear Frank Pascoe describe the change over in Detroit from designing cars by hand to computer automated design.
Why there are no clay styling models around
Frank teaches us why there are not any clay models that have lasted from the manufacturer’s design departments. He also discusses the importance of automotive art to the industry, the community and Detroit.
AMC Pacer styling walk around
Frank Pascoe American Motors clay modeler walks us around his personal AMC Pacer as he gives us some styling facts about this funky little car.