Concluded from Part 2. My Tremulis piece was published in full in The Automobile, March 2020.
Alex Tremulis in the 1950s
When Kaiser left Willow Run, Alex Tremulis decided it was time to work for a company with a future. In Dearborn, Ford Chief of Design George Walker hired him with an unchanged job description: chief of advanced styling. There he joined Bob Thomas, who wrote warmly of him in 2008. “Alex thought he was back in the Army Air Corps, turning out scores of 3/8th scale models of futuristic things like flying cars and nuclear-powered vehicles.…
Reader Brent Hinde writes about my Hudson book, The Classic Postwar Years (1977, reprinted 1993). Very kind of him, since it’s the first mention of that book in decades.
Recently at an estate sale I picked up the book and found it an excellent read. On page 38 is a terrific sketch of a car that should have been built, rather than the design management chose. My question is: Who drew that sketch? Are there more drawings like that in existence? It would make a great guide for a project car.
Hudson’s styling team
The drawing (top) shows a crisper shape than the production 1948 Hudson.…