All ConceptCarOfTheMonth articles – Page 6

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    Concept of the Week: Oldsmobile Profile (2000)

    2017-09-29T09:34:00Z

    A compact SUV concept that looks strikingly contemporary

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    Concept Car of the Week: Renault Nepta (2006)

    2017-09-22T09:01:00Z

    A land yacht for cruising the Corniche, the Renault Nepta is an open-top grand tourer with classic lines and proportions evoking classic open-topped cars like phaetons, or the classic 1960s Lincoln Continental convertible

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    Design Review: Borgward Isabella Concept

    2017-09-20T13:26:22Z

    From nowhere, the revived German brand gave us one of the stars of Frankfurt. We analyse the Isabella concept

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    Concept Car of the Week: The Airomobile

    2017-09-15T10:05:00Z

    Even the most casual student of automotive history knows that aeroplanes and automobiles ‘grew up’ together, with much technology transfer between the two. Both designers and engineers, as well as various manufacturers, moved freely between the aeroplane and the automobile in the decades before the Second World War.

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    Frankfurt 2017: Honda Urban EV Concept

    2017-09-13T11:46:29Z

    Retro preview of a future EV turns on the 'kawaii' charm

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    Concept Car(s) of the Week: The early Ford Fiesta concepts

    2017-09-08T09:17:00Z

    This week (September 2017) is the 41st anniversary of the introduction of the Ford Fiesta. Now about to enter its seventh generation, Ford has sold over 16 million Fiestas worldwide since its introduction in 1976. Conceived as a competitor to the Fiat 127 and Renault 5, the Fiesta has managed to outlast all its competition for a generation now. But what is often overlooked is how robust a platform the Fiesta has been for interesting concept experiments.

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    Concept Car of the Week: The Dale (1974)

    2017-09-01T08:32:00Z

    Grifts, murder, a transgender con-artist and a micro car – the story of The Dale concept car proves life is stranger than fiction 

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    Concept Car of the Week: Pontiac Firebird Type K (1978)

    2017-08-25T07:05:00Z

    When Chevrolet introduced the Corvette Quartet in 1954, an unusual amount of interest was shown in the shooting brake/wagon variant, the Corvette Nomad. Chevrolet wanted to develop this car as a competitor to the Ford Country Squire, but elected to build the car on a Bel Air frame instead. The two-door Nomad wagon sold in modest numbers but became an instant classic, an iconic car of the 1950s. The Nomad name was transferred to a more conventional wagon later, but the idea of a two-door, sporty wagon stuck in the minds of GM design staff.

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    Concept Car of the Week: Vauxhall SRV (1970)

    2017-08-18T09:04:00Z

    When a young GM designer named Wayne Cherry was asked, in 1965, to travel to the UK for a temporary assignment at Vauxhall, he eagerly accepted the invitation. In addition to automotive design, Cherry was an avid racer, and longed to see some of the legendary European races in person. It seemed like the perfect opportunity.

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    Infiniti reveals vintage-inspired ‘Prototype 9’ concept

    2017-08-14T09:15:02Z

    Nissan’s premium brand (est. 1989) imagines its own 1940s Grand Prix car, in a fit of ‘fauxstalgia’...

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    Concept Car(s) of the Week: The Corvette Mako Sharks

    2017-08-11T07:24:00Z

    One day in 1956, Bill Mitchell, who would soon become GM’s design chief, pulled up at a red light not far from the GM Technical Center. Beside him was a Ford Thunderbird driven by a young designer GM had recently hired and who had quickly made a name for himself with interesting ideas for the 1959 Pontiac and Chevrolet models.

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    Concept Cars of the Week: Corvair Sports Cars

    2017-08-04T07:53:07Z

    The humble Chevrolet compact inspired some surprising sports cars

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    Concept Car(s) of the Week: The Darrin Roadsters

    2017-07-28T09:08:48Z

    Dutch Darrin’s search for the ‘Holy Grail’ of sports cars

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    Concept Car(s) of the Week: The Darrin Roadsters

    2017-07-24T13:35:45Z

    Dutchman Darrin's search for the ‘Holy Grail’ of sports cars

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    Concept Car(s) of the Week: The Corvette Quartet (1954)

    2017-07-14T08:46:00Z

    The Chevrolet Corvette is an American automotive icon. Introduced in 1953, it is the longest continually produced domestic car, still going strong at almost 65 years. But its beginning was shaky, and the sports car program was almost canceled before it had really begun.

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    Triumph TRX (1950)

    2017-07-07T10:39:04Z

    The Standard Silver Bullet

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    Concept Car of the Week: Studebaker Sceptre

    2017-06-30T08:38:00Z

    Studebaker is an American automotive legend, and of the few manufacturers to successfully transition from the horse-drawn to the horsepower eras. Founded in 1852, the company produced high quality wagons for farming and overland freight hauling. By 1875 Studebaker was the largest vehicle manufacturer in the world, producing wagons and carriages in a proto-assembly line that had no rivals.

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    Concept Truck of the Week: Ford Ranger II

    2017-06-23T09:54:50Z

    What Syd Mead Would Drive to the Beach

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    Maserati Medici I (1974) & II (1976)

    2017-06-16T13:29:31Z

    A rare design misstep by Giugiaro lead to a chance for redemption

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    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lincoln Continental

    2017-06-09T10:34:00Z

    This week marks the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary, if you’re not fluent in Latin) of the birth of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. All over the United States, and beyond, celebrations and exhibitions are planned and the architect’s contributions to modern architecture and city planning are once again a lively subject of debate and critical essays.