The Museum of the City of New York, in conjunction with GM, hosted a tribute to the women of automotive design on Monday night. The event featured lots of documentary-style interview clips, politically incorrect GM promotional videos from the day and, the best part, live digital sketches done on the big screen by Cadillac’s Christine Park (see design progression after the jump). You might be familiar with Christine’s exploits on Cadillac XTS, the dashing concept that precedes the brand’s next generation flagship. Pictured here, GM’s famous “Damsels of Design” posed with none other than Harley Earl, GM’s first VP of Design. Earl created the need for an Art and Color Division at GM and brought us the industry’s first concept car, the Buick Y-Job. Wise beyond his years, Earl not only ushered in a sense of style and personalization to mass produced cars but hand picked a team of female designers to impress the papers and present a unique perspective to the design process Vintage GM video and more glorious archive pics after the jump…
Photo Credit: General Motors Design Archive
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Ron Fellows knows a thing or two about performance driving. So much so that Chevy has contracted the Canadian racing legend (4-time ALMS Most Popular Driver award (2004 – 07), three-time ALMS champion, two 24 Hours of Le Mans class wins, 19 SCCA Trans-Am wins, five NASCAR wins) to give Corvette owners a thorough understanding of their car’s absurd capability and how to go about harnessing it. While any Corvette owner can pay-to-participate, the 3-day education in speed is offered to ZR1 owners as a thank you for purchasing the fastest (638 hp, 604 ft-lbs of torque), most expensive ($109,800) model to bear the name. The team of instructors teach classic driving techniques, like heel and toe shifting and avoidance braking maneuvers, to students flogging a range of Vette’s around the 2.2 mile road course at Spring Mountain – everything from a Grand Sport (base Vette with ZO6-inspired performance upgrades) to a 505 hp ZO6 and, on the last day, the all powerful ZR1. The video after the jump was taken from the passenger seat of a ZR1 with none other than Ron Fellows at the helm. As you will find, he made that track his bitch and drove the ZR1 like a guided scud missile. I am the giggling fool who enters the soundtrack every 30 seconds or so. Enjoy the video and check out our new slide show feature.
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Flagler Drive Waterfront was packed with precious metal last weekend for Supercar Experience Palm Beach, also known as Supercar Weekend. The event series, which also includes tour stops in other well-to-do locations like New Orleans and The Hamptons, is a unique experience to say the least. After all, where on earth can you see this much horsepower, hand crafted coachwork and radar-touting cops in one place at one time. You can thank Florida-based sharp shooter and Man on the Move guest photographer Blake Simon for the exotic car porn to ensue after the jump.
Source: F1 Photography (photos used with permission)
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