The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild

The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild

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The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild was a national auto design competition sponsored by the Fisher Body Division of General Motors. This competition was for teenagers to compete for college scholarships by designing and building scale model qdreamq cars. Held from the 1930s through the 1960s, it helped identify and nurture a whole generation of designers and design executives. Virgil M. Exner, Jr., Charles M. Jordan, Robert W. Henderson, Robert A. Cadaret, Richard Arbib, Elia 'Russ' Russinoff, Galen Wickersham, Ronald C. Hill, Edward F. Taylor, George R. Chartier, Charles W. Pelly, Gary Graham, Charles A. Gibilterra, E. Arthur Russell, William A. Moore, Terry R. Henline, Paul Tatseos, Allen T. Weideman, Kenneth J. Dowd, Stuart Shuster, John M. Mellberg, Harry E. Schoepf, and Ronald J. Will, are among those designers and design executives who participated in the Guild. The book also describes many aspects of the miniature model Napoleonic Coach and other scale model cars the students designed.The a€œreacha€ was a structural member or beam that connected the rear axle with stabilizers to the fifth wheel and front axle. ... Harley J. Earl pioneered the use of clay as a styling medium, set up separate styling studios, gave each motor division ... The wraparound windshield from the Ai95Ai Le Sabre was quickly adopted by the industry as a whole in the mida€“Ai950s. ... with graph paper for sketching to scale, Baamp;W lithograph, and consisting of Ai2 pages of instructions and the awards system.

Title:The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild
Author:John L. Jacobus
Publisher:McFarland - 2005-08-12


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