Blake just pointed to Dean’s Garage a great blog by Gary D Smith, a former designer at GM and Ford. Smith’s recent post about George Barbaz featured this wonderful drawing which was too great, and far too brown, not to share. Barbaz was the senior member of the Ford team in the 1970s, having been at Ford since 1945.
Smith writes that Deans Garage is “is dedicated to an age of optimism that is long since past. To the dreams and hopes of a bygone era.” That optimism is as obvious in Smith’s writing about all sorts of cars and automotive history as it is in the exaggerated and wonderfully angular Barbaz sketch. Go, now, and spend some time at Dean’s Garage.