In 1955, John G. Gump received an employment proposal from Ford Motor Company. Gump accepted, and generated ideas for Ford automobile styling over the course of three decades.
“How A Car Is Made from Invention to Launch” by Don Sherman, Car and Driver magazine, November 18, 2015. The time required is the most interesting and secretive part of a car’s gestation; a crash program to replace a dead-on-its-wheels product may take only half the time invested in a normal, full-redesign effort. In our… Read More »
Inline 4-cylinder OHV Internal Combustion Engine with Camshaft in Crankcase and Push Rods activating Overhead Valves (OHV) V-8 (8-cylinder Side Valve) Engine with Flathead Combustion Chamber. The valves are placed in the engine block beside the piston, instead of in the cylinder head, as in an overhead valve engine. Source: 1932-38 Ford Factory Shop… Read More »
Patented by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera (super light) in 1936, the superleggera system consists of a structural framework of small-diameter steel tubes that conform to an automobile body’s shape and are covered by thin alloy body panels that strengthen the framework.
Volkswagen has developed and refined its factory and motor vehicle products incrementally since its founding in 1938.
There is a living tradition of German car design that is derived from the 17th and 18th century Enlightenment ideals of reason, logic, and systematics. The general aims of this manner of thinking are focused on the everyday activities of people; and how the individual and society, each, could be changed for the better. In… Read More »
New Avanti II Road Test (Motor Trend Magazine. November 1965)