We don’t need no stinkin’ seat belts.
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.
Another of Stan’s and Robert’s attempts to steer GM’s juggernaut. By Stan Mott.
McNamara had clay models created to test parts interchangeability between car models (like GM).
“On seeing the ‘59 Chevrolet clay model, Ford designers soon convinced themselves that GM had somehow caught on to what Ford was doing and was purposely trying to mislead them.”
Highlights of the career of Mac Thompson—Ford Designer from 1956–1985.