A behind the scenes look at the creation of the Holden Hurricane by GM designer Don DaHarsh. Sketches from the archives of Mark Peterson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

It would sure be interesting to know the backstory that motivated Don to illustrate the process with such enthusiasm.

Thanks, Mark.

  1. Stan Mott

    Love your “Final Assembly” drawings how the Holden Hurricane was created, Mark. See “How Cars Are Really Designed In Detroit” right here in Dean’s Garage. Same hilarious process…or becomes hilarious, once you’re out of it.

    My drawings were done in GM Styling 61 years ago. But as you know, if you walked into any mass production automobile design studio today you’d just see an updated clown show.

  2. Ken Pickering

    Just a great set of sketches and a reminder how it was in the days of Harley Earl and the Motorama cars back in the mid fifties. GM Styling was fortunate in having crews of incredible craftsmen and what they accomplished in a very short time was a tribute to their respective skills. It was shop pandemonium in the hectic days before the Motorama cars were finally shipped to the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

    Oh yes., the Stan Mott cartoons are very accurate to the way it was in those days at GM Styling!

    Ken Pickering

  3. I was just going to say that these drawings by Don were very much in the spirit of Stan Mott — only to see that Stan had commented!
    I was very happy to be able to publish some of Stan’s great work at Car and Driver.

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