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Inside the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild : contestants recall the great General Motors talent search

Author: John Jacobus
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
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"From 1930 to 1968, General Motors sponsored a national model craftsmanship/auto design competition for youth--the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild. These essays by 29 Guildsmen chronicle their experiences in the competition, revealing their model car design techniques, and highlighting the technical expertise and dedication required of those who sought the ultimate prize--a GM university trust fund"--Provided by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Jacobus
ISBN: 9780786448616 078644861X
OCLC Number: 756045279
Description: xii, 308 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Six dazzling model cars: family genes prevailed / Philip J. Rauth (1947), Joseph R. Rauth (1953) and Herman I. Rauth (1955-1956) --
A tale of two brothers / Roger D. Teter (1949) --
An artist emerges from a hotbed of design / Gordon D. Williams (1951) --
An artisan's ancestry: from cars to craft / William A. Keyser, Jr. (1949-1952) --
An engine, a dungeon and a lot of lacquer / Warren M. Bakken (1949-1953) --
From chicken coop to cars / Wilfred C. Keagy (1949-1953) --
The son who built the model car / Arnold L. Joslin (1951-1953) --
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! / Raymond P. Wykes (1951-1953) --
The kid from West Texas wins against the odds! / Charles R. Foreman (1950-1952, 1954) --
Guild defined "road to the future" for designer / Adrian A. Bruno (1954-1955) --
From the farm to GM design staff / Charles H. Stewart (1951-1955) --
From Ford Country to GM interior design to DeTomaso Mangusta devotee / George E. Anderson (1954-1956) --
Shaping a model and forming a life / William D. Scott (1957-1959) --
A story of almost / Walter F. O'Neill, Jr. (1956-1959) --
Balancing school, styling and model building / Thomas L. De Fazio (1953, 1956, 1958-1960) --
Forgotten dreams remembered / Felix R. Collazo (1959-1961) --
From soap box cars to Subaru's executive suites / Ronald J. Will (1959-1961) --
Wheels, wheels, wheels: chronicles of a mid-level Guild winner / Roger L. Schneider (1957-1962) --
From windshields to sugar scoops: a Guildsman makes the grade / Thomas L. Covert (1961-1962) --
Like father, like son: two creative, inventive spirits / Paul F. Bonfilio (1958-1962) --
From automobiles to Air Force aeronautics / George G. Herzog (1955-1959, 1963) --
Guildsman designed rational, urban mini-car / Samuel T. Kjellman (1959-1962, 1964) --
From 1:12 scale to full scale: ambition to design Detroit iron fulfilled / Frederick J. "Bud" Magaldi (1958-1960, 1962, 1965) --
Lucky number 7 / Geza A. Loczi (1959-1965) --
Guildsman served up plexiglas sandwiches and candied apples / Jeffrey A. Jones (1962-1966) --
So, "which end is the front?" / Robert W. Lawhn (1961-1964, 1966, 1967) --
Blood, sweat and fumes: twin rivalry equaled twin scholarships / Tom W. Graboski and Terry P. Graboski (1966-1968) --
"Even if I had wanted to avoid it, design would have come looking for me" / Spencer L. Mackay (1966-1968) --
The last winner / Grant L. Onnie (1967-1968) --
Party by Fisher: 2008 Guild reunion exhibition in Boston / John L. Jacobus (1961-1966) --
In memoriam: Charles M. "Chuck" Jordan / Ronald J. Will and John M. Mellberg --
Appendix: Basic Guild policies and procedures.
Responsibility: edited by John L. Jacobus.

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"From 1930 to 1968, General Motors sponsored a national model craftsmanship/auto design competition for youth--the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild. These essays by 29 Guildsmen chronicle their experiences in the competition, revealing their model car design techniques, and highlighting the technical expertise and dedication required of those who sought the ultimate prize--a GM university trust fund"--Provided by publisher.

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