Archive for May, 2015

1979 Cadillac

Cadillac’s DeVille and Fleetwood models only rank 5th on our list of the longest rides of 1979.

In this, the last installment of our “Hard to Park” series, we fully see the impact of downsizing on the overall lengths of some of our favorite Seventies machines. For 1979, Chrysler launched its redesigned “R-Body” sedans, each almost a foot shorter than the vehicles they replaced.

Ford Speedster, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Among the vehicles on display is the Edsel Ford Model 40 Special Speedster, designed by Edsel Ford and Eugene T. “Bob” Gregorie. Vehicle appears courtesy of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

An exploration of the artistry and imagination of “dream cars” is running this spring and summer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). Seventeen forward-looking automotive concepts constructed between 1932 and 2001 will be on display in Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas presented in the museum’s Allen Whitehill Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery.

The exhibit opens on May 3 and is scheduled to run through Aug. 23.