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This is a print on demand (POD) book with color photos. The paper and photo quality in this book, although good, often does not match the original version but the information remains the same.

The most exhaustive and complete account of the Creative Industries’s 40-plus-year history of creating dream, prototype, concept, and one-off cars.

Get the exclusive story behind the automotive creations at Creative Industries of Detroit from Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1950 Presidential Limousine to the 1993 Mustang Mach III concept cars and more.

Dream cars examined, with great detail, in this volume include the Ford Atmos-FX, Mercury XM-800, Dodge Granada, Packard Balboa, Packard Panthers, Packard Request, Ford Mystere, Corvette Corvair, Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, DeLorean, and many more. An amazing amount of hardware was constructed, each made separate from the other and with a high level of secrecy. The careers of the company's founder, Fred Johnson, and his successor, Rex Terry, are featured to show how two former Chrysler employees led the most diverse automotive firm in all of Detroit.

As America entered the postwar 1950s, a resurgence by the auto manufacturers enabled them to create the most eccentric and extravagant automobiles of all time. Fierce competition between designers from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and independents, such as Packard, all turned to one car builder nestled firmly in America's bustling automotive mecca to help design the most elaborate prototype and concept cars ever: Creative Industries of Detroit.

This all-inclusive book is the first ever on the subject and features behind-the-scenes images and interviews that have never before been published. Whether you are a Creative Industries of Detroit guru, fan of concept cars, or a general automotive enthusiast, this book is an excellent addition to your shelf.

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This is a print on demand (POD) book with color photos. The paper and photo quality in this book, although good, often does not match the original version but the information remains the same.

The most exhaustive and complete account of the Creative Industries’s 40-plus-year history of creating dream, prototype, concept, and one-off cars.

Get the exclusive story behind the automotive creations at Creative Industries of Detroit from Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1950 Presidential Limousine to the 1993 Mustang Mach III concept cars and more.

Dream cars examined, with great detail, in this volume include the Ford Atmos-FX, Mercury XM-800, Dodge Granada, Packard Balboa, Packard Panthers, Packard Request, Ford Mystere, Corvette Corvair, Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, DeLorean, and many more. An amazing amount of hardware was constructed, each made separate from the other and with a high level of secrecy. The careers of the company's founder, Fred Johnson, and his successor, Rex Terry, are featured to show how two former Chrysler employees led the most diverse automotive firm in all of Detroit.

As America entered the postwar 1950s, a resurgence by the auto manufacturers enabled them to create the most eccentric and extravagant automobiles of all time. Fierce competition between designers from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and independents, such as Packard, all turned to one car builder nestled firmly in America's bustling automotive mecca to help design the most elaborate prototype and concept cars ever: Creative Industries of Detroit.

This all-inclusive book is the first ever on the subject and features behind-the-scenes images and interviews that have never before been published. Whether you are a Creative Industries of Detroit guru, fan of concept cars, or a general automotive enthusiast, this book is an excellent addition to your shelf.

Pages : 194
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 150 color, 260 b/w
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613254776
Product Code : CT544C

 

Acknowledgments 

About the Author 

Introduction 

 

Chapter One The Tradition of Car Body Makers 

Chapter Two Beginnings, Endings and the Genius of Founder Frederick H. Johnson 

Chapter Three Rex A. Terry and the Beginnings of Creative Industries of Detroit 

Chapter Four It Wasn’t All Cars: Big and Small Things You Never Knew They Did 

Chapter Five The Early Years, Ike’s Cosmo and the Mercury XM-800 

Chapter Six Dodge Granada and More Alliances with Mitchell-Bentley 

Chapter Seven Mopar Packards or Packard Mopars 

Chapter Eight Manly Men and Behind the Scenes with the Corvette Legacy 

Chapter Nine Ford FX-Atmos and Creative’s Mastery of Fiberglass 

Chapter Ten Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The Packard Request and the Packard Predictor 

Chapter Eleven The Stainless Steel Cars and John Z. De Lorean’s Dream 

Chapter Twelve Ford Mystere and Kiddie Cars 

Chapter Thirteen El Morocco, Floating on Air, Plymouth XP-VIP and Junior Plymouths Too! 

Chapter Fourteen The Oil Crisis, Electric Cars and Autocycles 

Chapter Fifteen The Dodge Charger and Mopar Wing Cars 

Chapter Sixteen Virgil Exner’s Stutz Blackhawk and Firestone’s LXX Tires 

Chapter Seventeen AMX/3, AM-General, Buses, the Mighty HUMMER and People Movers 

Chapter Eighteen Creative’s Many Locations and a Last Look at Mustang Prototypes and Concepts 

Chapter Nineteen The Creative Legacy

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