Bill Chapin is president of the Automotive Hall of Fame and will contribute regularly. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit by The League of Retired Automotive Designers
Posted: April 15, 2014
The League of Retired Automotive Designers is an informal group whose design abilities have been honed by years of experience. They still have the creativity, passion, enthusiasm, energy and ambition to design cars and trucks.
The group's purpose is to "design for the fun of it." This not a competitive design exercise. There are no commercial goals, nor is it the group's intention to compete with established automotive design studios. The participating designers do so voluntarily because of their love of car design.
PHOTO AT RIGHT: In the 1960's, Chrysler built 50 of these stylish turbine cars for testing by 200 consumers. They never entered general production. Today, only a few collectors and museum curators ever experience the thrill of the "Jet Age" whine when the Chrysler turbine powers up. (Source: Walter P. Chrysler Museum)