Virgil Max Exner (1909-1973), conceptual artist and automobile designer, developed and refined his craft amongst the most talented stylists of the 20th Century. Exner held the position of executive stylist for General Motors, Pontiac Division; Raymond Loewy Associates; Studebaker Corporation; Chrysler Corporation; and his own company, Virgil Exner, Inc.
From March-May, 1910, Life Magazine inside front cover advertising showcased the above noted six full-color layouts for The Columbia Motor Car Company. The name of the illustrator is barely visible on the advertisements. The Willys-Overland Company developed their market position with advertising illustrations by Coles Phillips (1880-1927). The following advertisement illustration was produced by Phillips… 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 »
“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 »
In January 2015, Polaris Industries, parent company of Victory Motorcycles, acquired full control of Brammo Inc. and filed a trademark for the name Victory Charger.