Bill Porter describes the windshield form for the second generation Firebird and Camaro.
Dr. Dick Thompson, arguably the greatest pure Corvette racer of them all.
I about had a heart attack when the ’70 Trans Am hit the streets. Book Review.
From Sketches, Special Edition, April 24, 1991.
Dick Ruzzin’s Chevy powered Mangusta.
“A car has to make you feel something. If a buyer looks at a car and says, ‘I don’t like it,’ all the other stuff doesn’t matter.”
“We were working up exterior styling with Ned Nichols’ design studio, and the Monza GT was our primary inspiration.”
Dick Ruzzin’s Personal account of the development of the ’66 Tornado.
Mr. Mitchell had the passion and flamboyant style, Shinoda had the personal no-nonsense Southern California performance connection, and Jordan had the elegance and taste—anything they touched was destined to be a success.
Bill Porter candidly describes his years with Pontiac.
“I consider myself one of the luckiest guys alive. All my life I’ve been able to do the thing I love most—design automobiles.”
What we have here is a 2:50 minute video snapshot of the history of GM Design.
Nobody I had ever encountered before could have possibly adequately prepared me for meeting Pete Maier.
It’s no big secret that a lot of early motorcars took their body design from carriages. But it’s less obvious that carriage design evolved from shipbuilding.
Wayne»s first production studio assignment was in Cadillac working on the ’65s.
Those were the days.
*throptic, noun: a design or a devise created to look as if it serves a functional purpose, but in fact has no purpose other than to make the object on which it is attached to look esthetically better.
Mitchell’s swashbuckling excess.
America’s premier design school remains the world’s most renowned, alma mater to more star auto designers than any other single institution.
Shinoda was outspoken, candid, humorous, and firmly believes in what he is doing.
A random collection of GM related photos with captions, including Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Jack Humbert, Chuck and Mark Jordan, Zora Arkus Duntov, and a few of Design Staff’s styling cars from the ’70s