One of the most prominent events at Modernism Week in Palm Springs is the Casual Concours. 150 cars blanket the golf course, highlighting 60s and 70s models, highlighting Avanti and Thunderbird, alongside dazzlings others.
ArtCenter College of Design is a hub, focal point, gathering place, and launchpad for those in the creative fields. Arguably, the school is the global birthplace for the majority of car designers. Annually, the college pays homage to those with the ArtCenter Car Classic 2019.
Fins on cars went the way of the dinosaurs. But, what happened to steel? Could a material associated with cars from a half-century ago still have a place in today’s world? Is high strength steel the answer to all our woes?
Cadillacs from the late 50s and early 60s are celebrated like steel and chrome gods from a bygone era. The CT6 has more in common with those, in terms of design, than the casual observer might think.
Aside from the changing in title sponsors from Toyota to Acura (AGPLB), this seems more than a little familiar. The 2019 running of the grand prix is really no different than what has come before. And, that's good!