Looking back, if the goal is to establish a connection between the automotive industry and Gibson Guitars, there is a clear connection that happened with Ray Dietrich in 1962.
At Gibson Custom Shop, they're kind of the pinnacle, the flagship of Gibson brands, and making high end items, bespoke items that are undeniable in every sense of that word.
By no means is it easy to separate one form of creativity from another. Every form feeds off of another, absorbing new ideas and giving birth to others. Certainly, the NAMM Show is as fine an example as one can find anywhere.
The 2015 NAMM Show is a focal point for those seeking out the hottest innovations in musical products, the recording industry, and related aspects of the music business. Bottom line, this is where the cool kids come and get their sugar rush, or at least the buyers for the candy stores come to stock up.
The core belief at NAMM is that everyone should have the opportunity to make music. A channel to release that pent up creativity and energy is a fundamental human need. Just imagine a world where making music is a part of each and every life. This association is changing the world and inspiring. And, when it comes to the creativity in auto design and music, well, let's just say great minds think alike!