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The Boston Model

Reproduction of Milton J. Antonick’s 1955 First National Senior Scholarship, $4,000 Award Winning Guild Model by Milton J. Antonick, Detroit, Michigan Since Fisher Body no longer exists and GM apparently destroyed all contest models, I elected…

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Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Reunion, 2015

These Models Aren’t Missing. By John Jacobus At the Guild Reunion in Salt Lake City, 18 Guildsmen exhibited 30 historic 1/12 scale models from GM’s Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild (1930 to 1968). These models represented the competition years 1953 to 1967 and…

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The Story of One Missing Model

By Paul Tatseos GM bought most of them for display purposes they were shown all over the country as the article states.  GM bought my 1956 regional winner for that purpose—they paid me $250 which was…

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Mystery of the Missing Models

Mystery of the Missing Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Models by Ron Will The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild contest was promoted by GM Design genius Harley Earl as a way to seek out young talented car designers….

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Motor Trend Classic Chuck Jordan Interview

Interview with Chuck Jordan, GM’s Chief Designer The General’s Tailor: Chuck Jordan, who in 1986 became only the fourth chief designer in GM’s history, offers his candid views on what makes a great auto design. From…

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Detroit News—Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Reunion

The Detroit News published a great online photo gallery covering the January, 2013 Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Reunion held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. Click on this link to review their post: “Model Makers…

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2013 Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Reunion

GM’s Great Talent Search A reunion of many participants in the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild was held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, January 18 and 19. Models representing the ’50s through the ’70s were on…

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Geza Loczi’s Seven Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Models

Don’t miss the Fisher Body Model Car Show at the Arizona Biltmore, Jan 18-19, 2013. “Stick-to-itiveness.” Geza Loczi graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1965. Then on to General Motors Design Staff where…

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Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Show January 2013

Fisher Body Model Car Show Moves to the Arizona Biltmore Jan 18-19, 2013—Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Show—Phoenix, AZ Miniature Model Dream Cars from the Past The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild model car exhibition is moving to…

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The Boston Model

Reproduction of Milton J. Antonick’s 1955 First National Senior Scholarship, $4,000 Award Winning Guild Model by Milton J. Antonick, Detroit, Michigan Since Fisher Body no longer exists and GM apparently destroyed all contest models, I elected…

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2014 League of Retired Designers Project

The 2014 project by the League of Retired Automotive Designers was to create designs for Ford models no longer made; ’37 Ford, Lincoln Continental, Thunderbird, ‘49 Mercury, Turnpike Cruiser. The designs were shown at the Eyes on Design…

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Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Reunion, 2015

These Models Aren’t Missing. By John Jacobus At the Guild Reunion in Salt Lake City, 18 Guildsmen exhibited 30 historic 1/12 scale models from GM’s Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild (1930 to 1968). These models represented the competition years 1953 to 1967 and…

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1968 Dow

Yet Another Missing Model. by Terry Boyce, Society of Automotive Historians Member Automotive author Terry Boyce is trying to help 81-year-old retired clay modeler Gene Watch find “his” 1968 Dow 1/4-scale concept car—or, at least, determine…

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The Story of One Missing Model

By Paul Tatseos GM bought most of them for display purposes they were shown all over the country as the article states.  GM bought my 1956 regional winner for that purpose—they paid me $250 which was…

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Shipping-box

Mystery of the Missing Models

Mystery of the Missing Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Models by Ron Will The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild contest was promoted by GM Design genius Harley Earl as a way to seek out young talented car designers….

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Midnight Rambler | Magnus Walker in L.A.

A Lap of Downtown Los Angeles The rough streets of downtown Los Angeles aren’t typically thought of as a great driving destination, but things change at night. Join our friend Magnus Walker on his favorite route…

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GM Designer Gray Counts

Gray Counts’ GM Artwork Long story short: it took a call from Ed Welburn to encourage Gray to bring in what work he may have for scanning and archiving at GM. He did so. Gray had…

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Neil DeAtley’s ’27 Track-T

by Gary Smith Featured in the June 2015 issue of Street Rodder Magazine. I was introduced to Neil DeAtley, a Scottsdale car collector, in 2005 by a mutual friend who thought I could help Neil get…

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Stories from Baja—The Great Tech Inspector

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. The Great Tech Inspector…

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Stories from Baja—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:…