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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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Automotive Oddities: The AMC Am Van

“Struggling American Motors” was such a familiar phrase in news accounts of the company in the 1970s that one could be forgiven for thinking that “struggling” was part of its name. Banks had been extending credit through successive years of … 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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How The Oldsmobile Toronado Was Designed

To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player , here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer Over at Dean’s Garage, where retired car designers hang out, Dick … Continue reading

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Museum of Automotive Art: Could It Be Built?

Is it time to build a museum dedicated to automotive art? I was just going through Future Retro, a book about fine art connoisseur Frederic Sharf’s collection of original styling sketches and drawings from the domestic automakers’ design studios.  The … Continue reading

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Red, White & Blue

Since he designed them as a set, here are Ron Will’s red, white and blue Ferrari concepts the way they were meant to be seen.

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A Softer Enzo

Here’s the third of Ron Will’s red, white and blue Ferraris, what he describes as a “softer” Ferrari Enzo.

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An Updated Redhead From Ron Will: A Modern Take on the Ferrari 250 TR

Back in 2008, just to show that an American can draw Ferraris too, designer Ron Will prepared a series of three concepts based on existing Ferraris and had a meeting planned with Andrea Pininfarina, who headed the design studio that … Continue reading

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Ferrari 599 Based Shooting Brake by Ron Will

Designer Ron Will disagrees with me about the Ferrari FF. He thinks it’s got some ugly in it. He’s not unhappy with the idea of a Ferrari shooting brake, he just doesn’t like how the 612 Scaglietti based FF came … Continue reading

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Ron Will’s 1961 Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Winning Model

For almost four decades, thousands of American boys participated in the Fisher Body Craftsman Guild. What started in 1930 as a college scholarship philanthropy established by Detroit’s Fisher brothers in time became a fertile field for cultivating talented young designers. … Continue reading

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