The Hopefully True Story About The 1963 Corvette And A Headless Shark

While at the F-Type launch, Jaguar designer Wayne Burgess told a story that I can’t believe I’d never heard before. It has to do with former GM VP of Design Bill Mitchell, the Mako Shark concept car, and a taxidermied shark head. The story may be apocryphal, but who cares? It’s too good. » 7/26/13 1:20pm 7/26/13 1:20pm

Ever Seen The Patent For The Wienermobile?

No? How about the drawing that Bill Mitchell filed for the '63 Corvette? One of Henry Seagrave's land-speed record cars? Maybe you'd prefer a Weddell car-boat thing? We're ordering prints now. Why aren't you? [Vintagraph] » 3/01/10 11:00am 3/01/10 11:00am

The Apocalypse Dudes: An Open Letter to Auto Designers

Last fall, after the Paris Auto Show, I hopped the Thalys train to Amsterdam. It was my first time on a TGV, and other than the fact that the loos stunk to high heaven and the whiny kid who caused the occupants off the carriage to cheer when he and his idiotic mother exited somewhere around Rotterdam, it was a… » 3/21/07 4:00pm 3/21/07 4:00pm