Illustrations accompanying the New York Times article published August 26, 2007. It was about the show entitled Designing an Icon, Creativity, and the American Automobile that was held at the Louisville Visual Art Association in Kentucky. Bill Porter was interviewed for the article, and the sketches were published online. You can read the article by clicking on this link.


Pontiac proposal by Roger Hughet.


Dodge Chargers by Bob Hubbach.

GTO Judge proposal by George Camp.


Chevelle back proposal end by Don Wood.


Futuristic Buick concept by Bill Porter.


John Perkins’ Chevrolet proposal.


This looks like a shot from a first floor GM Design Staff studio.


A shot from a platform studio where the cars were being engineered after styling release.

  1. Ron Will

    Ahhhhh……. I can smell the Flow Master inks used to spray the full size air brush renderings mixed with the Chavant slightly sulphurous hot clay smells now. . . all prized memories.

  2. John

    This photo looks like the Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado were being modeled at the the same time for the same chassis for the 1966 model year.

    John, the photo was taken in Body Development Studio, and not in either Buick or Olds styling studios. In Body Development, engineers are working out body production details. The Toronado and Riveria were both made on the same platform and shared many body components.—Gary

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