By on November 10, 2009


As car guy moments go, spending three hours at the GM Heritage Center with Jaguar’s Chief Designer Ian Callum is about as good as it gets. In fact, I thought I had taken twice as many pictures as I had. Check back later for a full write-up of my interview with Ian, in which we learn (among many other things) that the designer of such vehicles as the Aston Martin DB7 is surprisingly obsessed with classic American cars.

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10 Comments on “Sunday Concours: The GM Heritage Center...”

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    One of the original Saab Sonetts. There was only 6 or 7 built, so I wonder how they could get their hands on one. Very interesting front-mid engine concept. Really beautiful as well.

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    Wow, I sooo wish I could have went with you!!! Despite everything that’s wrong at GM today, I’d still love to spend a day looking back on their past in that place. Next time you’re coming to Michigan Edward, let me know, I’d be glad to tag along and talk cars for a day. There are lots of great car museums here. In fact, you should bring your dad along, he’d love it I’m sure.


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    As easy and fun as it is to dump on GM, they really were at the forefront of industrial design in the 50s and 60s (and Ford wasn’t far behind). Jet-age styling still looks good.

    …HOLY CRAP! A Screaming Chicken Trans Am shooting brake! Why on earth wasn’t that what was actually produced??

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    These photos have freaked out my computer. Just sayin.

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    Nice Saabo!

    Yeah, you might want to resize those pictures down a bit, at least for the thumbnails. Or hope TTAC’s hosting includes unlimited bandwidth :)

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    Cool photos but you need to resize them, they are HUGE!!

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    Via Nocturna

    Ditto on the need for some tactical resizing of the photos. Plenty of us are still using 1024×768 resolution! Regardless, some gorgeous sheet metal there.

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    Nice pics.  Just for the record, I don’t think they’re too big.  I like being able to zoom in on details.  Captions would be nice though…

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    I know its a stretch… but could ya swing by the Phila / NJ / De state lines every so often, stuff like this doesnt come by often, as we;ve seen before and their liquidation of other museums…
    Id buy tolls, food AND gas…

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    Including pre-merger Saabs is rather cheeky, IMO.  GM had nothing to do with creating them, so they are not part of GM’s “heritage.”

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