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I Bet You’d Like To Know What Those Holes In The Sides Of Buicks Are Actually Called 

If someone were to run up to you on the street, seize you by the collar and look at you, wide eyed, shaking, and shriek, “Buicks! Tell me something about Buicks!” chances are good you may say, “They usually have three fake holes in their sides!” before shoving them away and getting the hell out […]

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How Volkswagen Could Have Built A Better Air-Cooled Beetle 50 Years Ago

Air-cooled-era Volkswagen was a company that revolved around a strange contradiction: it built cars that were fundamentally different from most other carmakers, but they were surprisingly conservative, technically. Any change to their core products was incremental and carefully considered. I think VW’s unwillingness…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Chris Bangle’s Mystery Comeback Car Was So ‘Liberating’ It Made A Designer Sick

Chris Bangle was gladly talking shit about one, or possibly all, of the major automakers during the Frankfurt Motor Show this past week, but that overshadowed one very important detail: he’s finally working on another car for a mystery company and claims it was so liberating it made one designer physically sick.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Who Was Ex-BMW Designer Chris Bangle Talking Shit About Here?

Chris Bangle was one of the few modern car designers who nearly reached household-name status—and not always because people loved his work. As head of BMW design from 1992 to 2009, he oversaw a transformation of the brand’s styling from boxy and conservative to radical and forward thinking. Sometimes it worked,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Should BMW Do About Its Increasingly Bad Struggle With Design?

BMW has been in a weird place concerning design for awhile, perhaps even decades, now. The main issue seems to be the company not being too sure how to adapt its classic kidney grille design to increasingly large vehicles. All of that has culminated in the new X7 SUV concept, which is borderline horrendous.Read more… […]

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What Should BMW Do About Its Increasingly Bad Struggle With Design?

BMW has been in a weird place concerning design for awhile, perhaps even decades, now. The main issue seems to be the company not being too sure how to adapt its classic kidney grille design to increasingly large vehicles. All of that has culminated in the new X7 SUV concept, which is borderline horrendous.Read more… […]

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Kia Is Awarded Coveted ‘Markie’ Award For Excellence In Marker Lamp Design 

I’m proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 Excellence In Marker Lamp Design award, better known as the ‘Markie,’ has been awarded to the upcoming Kia Stinger GT. The Stinger’s bold, unashamed rear side marker light design is a revelation in the industry, and we’re delighted to give Kia the award this year.Read […]

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A Design Engineer Explains Exactly Why Your Car Is So Boring

Imagine you’ve just been hired as a design engineer at a major automotive manufacturer. Your boss introduces himself and says “Hey, are you ready to design the most innovative, mind-blowing, original car you’ve ever seen?” Now stop imagining that, because your boss isn’t going to say that. Maybe Elon Musk says that to…Read more… Continue […]

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