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    1973 XP-897 GT/2-Rotor Corvette Artwork

    Artwork by Kip Wasenko, Tom Covert, and Others This lithe concept mounted a 180-horse Wankel transversely, driving a new automatic transaxle being developed for the forthcoming X-body Citation. Designed by GM’s Experimental Studio and built on…

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Rally or Race?

Another post in a series of the experiences from Baja written by John Thawley. Read about some of John’s exploits on Dean’s Garage. John died on July 14, 2009. Published by permission from John Thawley, Jr. Rally or Race?…

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American Dreaming Update

American Dreaming Exhibit Documentary Film Teaser American Dreaming Exhibition Website They are seeking contributions to finance the Documentary. April 17–May 2, 2015 Detroit’s Golden Age of Automotive Design I received this from Robert Edwards and Bill Porter:…

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American Dreaming

American Dreaming Exhibition: April 17–May 2, 2015 Detroit’s Golden Age of Automotive Design I received this from Robert Edwards and Bill Porter: Thank you for plugging the exhibit. It is an amazing amount of work trying…

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Greasewood Flat Designer Get-together

If you live or will be visiting the Phoenix area on Saturday, March 7, 2015, stop by Greasewood Flat at 2:00 p.m. Every year designers and others associated with automobile design get together and swap stories….

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Stories from Baja—El Matador

Another post in a series of the experiences from Baja written by John Thawley. Read about some of John’s exploits on Dean’s Garage. John died on July 14, 2009. Published by permission from John Thawley, Jr. El Matador Telling…

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GM Studio Sketches & Richard Nesbitt’s Mustang Tribute

Ron Will sent me scans of this collection of GM studio sketches. Designers include Allen Flowers, Geza Loczi, Bernie Smith, Tom Semple, Ron Will, Randy Wittine, and Allen Young. From Richard Nesbitt Last year a client asked me…

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Dave Holls’ Career

From Sketches, Special Edition, April 24 , 1991 In Brief As we put this special edition of Sketches together in honor of Dave’s retirement, certain aspects of Dave’s character surfaced again and again in conversation with a dozen…

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Twenty Seven Hours to La Paz

1967 Inagural Baja 1000   John Thawley sent this 20-minute VHS tape to me years ago. It briefly documents the first running of the Baja 1000. John can be seen in his Jeepster about 17:30 just…

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Harry Bradley’s Vettes

Harry Bradley’s styling tips for ’56–’60, ’53–’67, and ’68–’73 Vettes. from Hot Rod magazine, July, 1973. Search for Harry Bradley for more of Harry’s cool artwork on Dean’s Garage.

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Bill Porter’s Inside Buick Studio

Designing Buicks in the 1980s and 1990s Bill Porter tells his story of his years as Chief Designer of Buick I Studio from 1980 to 1996. 47 minutes. I was a designer in Buick I in…