Axe the Continental. Full steam on the Edsel.
Henry Ford’s soy bean, lightweight, $400 car. Concrete molds. Didn’t smell so good.
Ray Cannara’s built this wedge design while a student of Strother MacMinn at Art Center School in the ’60s.
That these cars represented an opposite design philosophy from Harley Earl’s show cars from the same era would be an understatement.
Stan Mott is gone. He wrote this autobiography in 2019 especially for the Dean’s Garage book.
Just get the right guy to like it.
Last minute all-nighter clay marathon. “Vertical stabilizers.”
Alex Tremulis—Antics at Ford
The back story to the Continental Mark II retractable hardtop.
Gil Spear’s Retractable Hardtop Presentation and resulting Sytris 3/8-scale Model.
Dick Ruzzin remembers a remarkably talented studio sculptor, engineer, and artist.
Corporate politics and the aborted Mark IX.
George Barris answers questions about the acquisition and development of the Batmobile in a 1995 interview.
The story of how Futura, the belle of the ball, turns into Creuella, the Batmobile.
Inspired by a Bahama’s fishing trip with Bill Mitchell. Bill Schmidt came back with an idea for the Futura; Mitchell with an idea that lead to the XP-755.