Pictured – Pierre Kanter, General Motors PR man, in his 1961 Lincoln Continental.
I know what you’re thinking – why is a General Motors PR guy cruising around downtown Manhattan in a Lincoln? They can lock you up for that sort of thing in Detroit. Pierre Kanter is no traitor though. In fact, the French-born car guy and 15 year GM marketer called up VP of Global Design Ed Welburn for his blessing before making the purchase two years ago. “It was between the ’61 Lincoln and a ‘59 Caddy Coupe de Ville. Welburn loved the Caddy but told me I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to own a Continental.”
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Pictured – Bill Sack, of fine men’s clothing shop Craft LA, in his 1957 Chevy 3100 stepside pickup.
WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH CRAFT AND WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR IT?
Nobody was doing a workwear presentation properly in my mind. It was all too costumey. Pete and I wanted to do a Japanese-Americana workwear aesthetic but make it look real, and wearable.
WHAT’S THE STORY WITH SCORING THE TRUCK? YOU FIND IT IN A BARN? HOLD SOMEONE UP FOR IT?
I acquired the truck from a former employer. It had been the shop truck for a denim brand, to remain nameless….
IF YOU WEREN’T DRIVING THIS YOU’D BE DRIVING…
I’d love an early 50’s coupe, or an early 60’s Cadillac.
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