Inside the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild: Contestants Recall the Great General Motors Talent Search

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From 1930 to 1968, General Motors sponsored a national model craftsmanship and auto design competition for youth--the famous Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild. Each year, thousands of young people from across America competed for scholarships by designing and submitting scale models of their "dream car," many dedicating hundreds of hours to their designs. A public relations bonanza for GM, the program also helped to identify and nurture a generation of future automotive design executives. These essays by 29 Guildsmen chronicle their experiences in the competition, revealing their model car design techniques, tricks, and secrets and highlighting the technical expertise and dedication required of those who sought the ultimate prize--a GM university trust fund.

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John L. Jacobus, a former Guildsman, is a retired auto safety engineer. He works as a technical writer and safety management consultant in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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"recommended"--Choice; "John Jacobus [is] the most knowledgeable authority on the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild"--The Automotive Chronicles; "a fantastic book...fascinating"--Kaiser-Frazer Owners Club International Monthly News Bulletin; "if you ever wanted to be a car designer, then [this] is the book for you...rich history"--Old Cars Weekly; "fascinating reading...excellent photos"--CruZin' Magazine; "takes the reader up close and personal...a worthy addition to any library and an engaging read"--SAH Journal.

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