Category Archives: Automotive Design and Styling

The Path to Fiat Chrysler’s Future Doesn’t Lead Through This Door

  The admission was as breathtaking for its honesty as for its implications. FCA chief Sergio Marchionne admitted that his designers (“dummies”, his word) screwed up the rear doors on the Chrysler 200 when they copied the door opening and … Continue reading

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Look What I Found: 1952 Lancia Aurelia

  Lancia’s future is shrouded in uncertainty. Currently it markets its cars in just central and western Europe and offers just four models, two of which, the Thema and the Voyager, are very thinly disguised U.S. market Chryslers. Rumors circulated … Continue reading

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Vinyl Roofs: The Look Of Luxury

In my post from Mustang Alley at the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise, I included photos of a 1971 Mustang Grandé that, being a high zoot model, bore that affectation of luxury so common in that era, the vinyl roof.  Even … Continue reading

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Automotive Oddities: The 2005 Nitzmobile

Some 100 years after Ransom E. Olds introduced his curved dash runabout and Waltham Manufacturing gave us the Orient Buckboard, David Nitz, a southern Wisconsin farmer, designed and built his own version of those early automobiles: the 2005 Nitzmobile, proudly … Continue reading

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American Look: A Tribute to Men and Women who Design, Designing the 1959 Chevrolet

Regular readers will know that we’re big fans of the Jam Handy Organization, which produced educational and training films for schools and the military, but, more important to our focus here, was essentially General Motors’ motion picture studio. Sure they … Continue reading

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