Your Account
e-mail:   
pass:   
Login | Register | Forgot?  
  Quick Search
   
  Advanced Search   
  Featured Title

Art Students' Anatomy
 Art Students' Anatomy
 $20.00
  Site Information
 Home
 About Us
 How We Grade Our Books
 Contact Us
 Visit Us
 Mailing List
 Sell Your Books
 Upcoming Shows
 Ordering Info / Terms of Sale
 Glossary of Book Terms
 Privacy Statement
 Terms of Agreement
 Visual Vacations
 Find Me A Copy

 Links and Resources
 
 
 
  CATEGORY Information
Click Here to View other titles by  odds & sods odds & sods

Usually smaller quaint books that make great gifts - whimsical books chosen based on their amusing titles, subjects and illustrations - or because we simply couldn't resist!

  TITLE Information
Click Here to Enlarge this Image
click & maximize
Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild, Designing and Building a Model Car, Detroit, MI, General Motors, 1960, 8vo (8.5" x 5.5"), SB, blue & white illus. paper wraps, VG / VG. Tiny loss to top edge of cover; staplesrusted on exterior; mailing envelope age-toned and edge worn; flap has 2" tear now with archival repair.

29 pp. Profusely illus. in blue & white. Renderings of super-futuristic model cars seen through the lens of the early sixties. 1959-1960 General Motors car design contest for young boys. Enumerates competition rules and scholarship awards. Offers pointers and how-to steps in car design, modeling in clay, wood or plaster, and constructing interiors, windshields, armature, moldings, wheels, bumpers, head and taillights, wheels and painting.

Accompanying this booklet are some additional pieces:

"Guildsman, Volume 7, Number 1 - the Official Publication of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild". Newsletter featuring 1958-1959 winners and their designs in addition to other articles about the upcoming 1959 competition.

Printed 2-sided spec sheet of size guidelines for contestants' design submissions in 4 categories: sedans, hardtop or convertibles, station wagons and sports cars.

The Craftsman Guild Competition was in existence 1930-1968 with annual membership of about half a million boys who were potential entrants in the competition. They worked from Guild-supplied plans for a horse-drawn coach. In the post WWII years, the competition shifted to building model automobiles, designed individually by the contestants. In 1968, the Guild was terminated by GM because of declining participation and poor model quality and possibly because it no longer served the company's commercial interests. Offered here are entry materials supplied to an entrant for the 1960 contest. Contest ended June 10th, 1960. Materials include the original envelope, a newsletter reporting results of the 1959 contest, a drawing A and drawing B spec sheet, and a 27 page soft cover booklet "Designing and Building a Model Car."

A nostalgic look at a time when GM ruled and the American love affair with the car cast its spell on the imaginations of teenage boys.    [Book ID # 1647]


SOLD


International Orders: Please contact us for an accurate shipping quote (based on weight, destination, and preferred delivery time)

* If a title is indicated as SOLD, we welcome the opportunity to hear that you would like a copy. If you send us a note indicating your desire to purchase an out-of-stock title, we will give you FIRST priority as soon as we locate a copy. In addition, YOU WILL GET THIS TITLE AT A 10% DISCOUNT. This discount applies to ANY WISH LISTS that you share with us. So please, send us the titles on your WISH LIST. We will try to locate them!
 

 
  Shopping Cart
There are 0 item(s) in your shopping cart.
  Categories
    Images of:
    America
    London | Britain
    Paris | Europe
    Accessories
    Africa
    Architecture | Lifestyle Interiors
    Artic Adventure
    Artists in their Studios
    Beads & Buttons
    Beat Generation
    Counterculture | 60s
    Cowboy | The West
    Denim | Japanese
    Display
    Ethnic Cultures
    Fashion Design General
    Fashion Menswear
    Fashion Womenswear
    Film | TV | Theater
    Graphic Design
    Japan
    The Kennedys
    Leather
    LGBT
    Military General
    Military Uniforms
    Mods | Punks | Skinheads | Street
    Motorcycles
    Naked Women
    Naked Men
    NYC Glitterati
    Photography General
    Photographers A-Z
    Rock n Roll | Music
    Silver Spoon Set
    Sports History | Unis | etc
    Summer
    Surf +
    Tattoos | Flash Art
    Textiles | Patterns
    Vogue | Bazaar
    Warhol
    Miscellaneous
  New Arrivals / Recent Sales