Designers

Rockets and radio control cars: goofing off at Ford in the Fifties – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

Employers! Worried that your employees newly assigned to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic are just goofing off, being lazy, and shooting productivity down the hole? Well, hey, lemme tell ya about Ford Motor Company in the Fifties, where… Read More ›

1967 COPO Corvette ordered by GM designer Bill Mitchell set for auction – Bob Golfen @ClassicCars.com

The well-documented one-of-a-kind convertible will be offered by Russo and Steele at its Scottsdale sale in January A one-of-one 1967 Chevrolet Corvette COPO, special ordered by General Motors design head Bill Mitchell for his wife, Marianne, to cruise around in,… Read More ›

That Exner design is great and all, but when it comes to building never-built vehicles… – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

Building never-built vehicles First off, props to Wray Schelin for taking on a circa-1945 Virgil Exner design as the inspiration for one of his student metalshaping projects. We’ve seen other such projects in the past – for instance, Rob Ida’s work on the… Read More ›

Bill Mitchell’s wife didn’t drive an ordinary Corvette – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

Happy wife, happy life. Bill Mitchell’s wife didn’t drive an ordinary Corvette Drop the term COPO, or Central Office Production Order, and most enthusiasts conjure up images of big-block-powered Camaros. The COPO program had more pedestrian roots, however, and was… Read More ›

You may be cool, but are you ‘Studebaker Cool?’ – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

Brooks Stevens’s Sceptre concept, designed for Studebaker. Photo courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum. From its start as a manufacturer of horse-drawn wagons to its demise as an independent automaker competing head-to-head with Detroit’s Big Three, Studebaker enjoyed over a century of… Read More ›

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