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Criss-Crossing the globe in a 4X4 Compass

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Car designers, Jeep|Tags: , , , , , |

It's one of those days when an ordinary day of driving becomes an extraordinary day of fun. Jeep Compass is manufactured in four different countries; China, Brazil, India, and Mexico We started the day in the all-new compact Jeep Compass that will replace the old Compass and the Patriot crossovers. The Compass is [...]

Kia’s cardesigner worldwide unveil of Stinger

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: Car shows, Kia, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)|Tags: , , , , |

Kia's chief global designer, Peter Schreyer talked about the Kia Stinger at #naias2017 in Detroit, MI. This is the worldwide unveil for the Stinger. An added bonus, at the end of the show the fastback sedan received the eyes on design award for production car design excellence. Schreyer was smitten with the Stinger, the first [...]

Ital design chief car designer Filippo Perini

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Lamborghini|Tags: , , , , , |

We caught up with Chief car designer for Italdesign, Filippo Perini at the Concorso Italiano. Perini talks about designing Lamborghini cars and being the chief designer for Ital design. Perini is an engineer and a car designer. He wanted to be a car designer, but his Mother requested he become an engineer first. [...]

My favorite videos of GM’s Ed Welburn

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:36+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Categories: #generalmotors, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Travel, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

2008 - Ed Welburn talking about the just released Chevy Volt It had to happen at some point after all Ed Welburn had been with General Motors for forty-four years. He has been preparing us for this moment for a couple of years; talking more and more about the "team" [...]

Liz Wetzel, Buick Cascada interior designer

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 31st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Car designers|Tags: , , , |

Liz Wetzel, Buick Cascada interior designer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show pre-show. The last time Buick made a convertible, the Reatta, in the United States George H.W. Bush was President. There are two models; Buick Cascada and Cascada Premium. You can see, from [...]

Ed Welburn, chief designer talking about General Motors global design

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Categories: #generalmotors, Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Car designers, Video|Tags: , , , , |

We caught up with Ed Welburn, GM Global designer, and talked to him about Buicks and design. General Motors is racking up the awards for some of the new cars it is producing. Ed talks about his favorite design. What are the traits of a Buick? How much of the LaCrosse is from [...]

Derek Jenkins out as head of design for Mazda

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:54+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Mazda|Tags: , , , , |

Derek Jenkins is no longer the head of design as confirmed by Eric Booth, Senior Manager, Public Relations at Mazda North American Operations. According to Booth, Jenkins' last day was Friday, July 17, 2015, just days before the launch of the 2016 Mazda CX-3, "His last day was Friday. Derek was a huge part of [...]

Fisker Coachworks sports car company

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:15+00:00 May 25th, 2005|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers|Tags: , , |

FISKER AND KOEHLER LAUNCH NEW AMERICAN BUILT LUXURY SPORTS CAR COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA: FISKER COACHBUILD, LLC. Put your bid in now to Cristina Cheever, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Fisker Coachbuild. You will want to attend the year-end gala of 2005 when Henrik Fisker and Bernard Kohler have their first public unveiling of [...]