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Loewy was an industrial designer, in the auto biz...worked for Hupp, but mainly worked for Studebaker. Some of his Studebaker examples: 1939 Champion, 1947 & 1953 cars, 1963 Avanti.

But while Loewy had an artists eye, he couldn't draw a line, so he hired it done.
Raymond Lowey had his hands in a lot of different designs, from the Coke bottle to the paint design on Air Force 1, which in my opinion still holds up as gorgeous and timeless to this day.
 
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Unfortunately, I understand the design of Air Force One is being changed to red, white and blue to make it more "patriotic".
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
Graham had skirted front fenders first, in 1932. Hupp didn't have them until 1934.

Loewy was an industrial designer, in the auto biz...worked for Hupp, but mainly worked for Studebaker. Some of his Studebaker examples: 1939 Champion, 1947 & 1953 cars, 1963 Avanti.

But while Loewy had an artists eye, he couldn't draw a line, so he hired it done.
Tell that to the Pennsey. The S1 streamlining happened on a napkin at a bar.



And i think his finest work was the big T's, with a long string of signed patents for it's design. Namely the ill fated V1 class's streamlining which was retrofitted to the 5500 series of T's.

Though it is true he rarely did the final engineering drawings of his work later on, in the early years (up until about 1945), not so much.
 
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Most of the top designers are like that. They may start out doing the grunt work but they want to be free to dream. Chip Foose May be an exception but Dave Kindig lets his talented crew do what is necessary to make his design drawings a reality.
 
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He's in Nowhere abe...
I've heard of that.
 
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I've heard of that.
Some people never find their way out, I'm one of them...lol
 
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Funny story about being in the middle of Nowhere;
While at a big family function in Prescott, AZ years ago my brother and I took a ride. After dropping out of the mountains to the desert floor we found a little bar, The Burro Bar, and proceeded to sip a frosty beverage or two. The bar was in a wide spot in the road called Nowhere, AZ. Well, a few beers later, as we were sitting at the end of the bar the phone rings. The bartender answers the phone. We here her talking but aren't paying too close of attention to her. We eventually see her looking around and hear her tell whoever is on the phone that "yea, there is a couple of cowboys at the bar, yea, they're not locals..."
The bartender then waves me over and says "it's for you"
I take the phone, "hello" I say
My, not too happy, wife was on the line. Her and my sister in law were extremely pissed that my brother and I were out enjoying ourselves while they were stuck at the family function.

Yep, that cantankerous woman tracked me down to the middle of Nowhere.
(probably one of the reasons that the marriage didn't work out)

On a brighter note, I've been married to my 2nd wife for 24 years
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Hey Iwanaflattie,
Having driven from San Francisco to Las Vegas by way of Boron, California City, & the garden capital of Barstow....
Las Vegas still feels like the middle of nowhere. It was 109 degrees when we pulled in.... I love your desert
salvage yard pics.

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