This is a Derham-bodied prototype for a post-WWII American sports car and featured airplane inspired controls. It is a one-off vehicle designed by Gordon Buehrig. it is the first car in the world with a T-top roof. Buehrig patented the idea and sued GM when they used it on the 1968 Corvette. He received very little for his patent. This unique car includes fiberglass steerable front fenders. Mr. Richie Clyne donated this car to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
The company name 'Tasco' is an abbreviation for 'The American Sportscar Company.' This mostly-aluminum prototype was created to inspire a contract with the Beech Aircraft Company for production of an aviation-styled automobile.By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2008
|BUICK AVENIR AND LEGENDARY Y-JOB CONCEPT CARS STAR AT AMELIA CONCOURS DESIGN SEMINAR|
|Buick's new Avenir concept car made its surprise debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 11th. On Friday, March 13, 2015 the Avenir (French for future) and the first concept car, Buick's 1938 Y-Job, will take center stage at the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance's THE DESIGN DNA OF ICONIC CARS seminar.
The design seminar, scheduled for 3:00 PM in the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island's Talbot Ballroom, will be empanelled by three of the auto industry's most ...[Read more...]|
|The Fox Body Mustang: A Return To Form|
|'Thou shall never do a slantback front end.' That was the commandment from Gene Bordinat, Ford's vice president of design, 'Henry Ford II only wants vertical front ends, and he'll show us the door if we ever try anything like it.'
This mantra hung over the early development of the third-generation of Ford's wildly successful Mustang. In 1975 Ford designers began the job of redesigning the iconic pony car for the coming 1980s. The car and country had been through a roller coaster 20-year perio...[Read more...]|
|Corvette Shines in the Big Apple|
|All-new Corvette Stingray comes to New York City 60 years to the day after Motorama debut
2013-01-16 Sixty years ago tomorrow, spectators lined New York City's posh Park Avenue, waiting to get a glimpse of the ground-breaking Chevrolet Corvette on display at the General Motors' Motorama show. On Thursday, the Corvette will be back in The Big Apple, marking the historic milestone with the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
The all-new Corvette Stingray debuted earlier...[Read more...]|
|RM Auctions Realizes $36.4 Million At Single-Day Arizona Biltmore Sale|
|• RM generates more than $36.4 million in sales with 89 percent of all lots sold at its 14th annual Arizona sale
• Single-day sale features selective, handpicked offering of blue-chip automobiles, eclipses 2012 Arizona sale tally by more than 42 percent
• Eight automobiles achieve million-dollar plus results with multiple new auction records set
• Top-seller: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 'Competizione' sells for record $8,140,000
• RM continues its 2013 auction calendar with the prese...[Read more...]|
|1963 Corvette Pilot Car to Cross the Block at Vicari December New Orleans Auction|
|The Vicari Auction Company announces its 3rd annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival Dec. 1, 2012, at the famous Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, La.
More than 200 classic and muscle cars will cross the block, led by a rare 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Pilot Car Serial #16.
'In preparation for the introduction of the re-designed 1963 Corvette, a limited number of handmade pilot line cars were produced in St. Louis, Mo., for the purpose of road testing the new design,' said Pe...[Read more...]|