YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, October 27, 2012
Today’s pic is something a bit different. It’s a sketch from the book “Theodore M. Pietsch II and the Development of Automobile Design in the Golden Age” written by Theodore M. Pietsch III. If you appreciate the art of the automobile, no matter what your age, you should find a copy of this book. Pietsch was a designer who began his career with the Chrysler Corporation in 1934, apprenticing in the blueprint room — paying his dues in that dungeon for a year before being given any actual design work. But then he flourished, eventually moving on to Hudson, Briggs, Ford, Studebaker, and American Motors before retiring in 1972. Much of the artwork in the book is gallery quality, mostly of concept and “what-if” cars and trucks, many of whose details made it to production models. In between the drawings and photographs is the story of Pietsch’s career, interesting reading for any car enthusiast.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know…