Sunday, June 13, 2010

Future Cars of the Past

Drawing done in 1977—Delgiata GT/2, a stainless steel sportscar three years before the DeLorean was introduced. Delgiata is the name of the mythical auto company I came up with when I was around 10 years old. It's a total coincidence that both of these stainless steel sportscars start with D-E-L, but it's pretty cool, right? This sportscar was drawn during my sophomore year at Vassar. Click on each image to enlarge.

Drawing dated 1988 of a Packard-inspired Delgiata Caribbean in the pastel colors from the fifties—perfect for this fanciful luxury sport coupe. Using colored-pencils and markers I sketched this on a slow day while I was in my New York office overlooking the Forbes Building's roof. There was a reception on the roof that day with Liz Taylor in attendance. I picked up on her glam vibe for this Caribbean.

Drawing done in 1992 of a future BMW 2 series, the 235iX—a subcompact all-wheel drive Bimmer way before they were thinking of building one. Of course they have the 1 series now as well as the Mini brand.

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