NEWS | Nuccio concept by Bertone celebrates second leader of firm, we look back

Bertone has released details of the “Nuccio”, a new concept car that kicks off Bertone’s 100th anniversary year. Founded by Giovanni Bertone in 1912, Bertone was taken over by son Giuseppe “Nuccio” who split the company in two divisions, design and manufacturing. Nuccio died in 1997, after being rightfully inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame for significant contribution to the world of car design. I figured with this centennial occasion I should look back at how Bertone filled in the last ten decades. I like what I found…. [..]

RETRO HUMOR | 1956 Chrysler Dart concept and panty trophies

With Chrysler returning the Dart name to production on the Alfa-based 2013 Dodge compact sedan, I started to wonder where the Dart name originated. What I found is nothing short of a rare peek into interesting local, retro designer folklore. [..]

REARVIEW | Media and Messengers

“I wanted to get below the surface and demythologize the process.”

-Bill Porter, on the touring show he helped curate and oraganize, called Designing an Icon, Creativity and the American Automobile.
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This is gonna start off all esoterically autobiographical, here, so bear with me.

In May 1998, in a bookstore in Maryland, the day before a 128-mile bike ride, I started reading David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.  Which was, as it turned out, a pretty big deal for me.

What does this have to do with car design?

Well, this.

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