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When we last heard from Jeff Teague, he had just finished the AMX/4 clay model that finally put into physical form his idea of what a modern-day evolution of his father’s AMX/3 would have looked like. Years back, we also saw his take on a modern-day Duesenberg, and now Jeff has revisited those ideas in the same 3D rendering program that helped him tackle the AMX/4 design. Jeff writes:
Its easy to style and design a modern day exterior on a Lexus type 2.5 box package, Many cars fit that package type, It’s another issue to pick up where Duesenberg left off.
The other day I had the opportunity to visit the Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar California. It’s was like supercharging my brain with design. Those designers of the past didn’t have the computer technology tools to design then. Beautiful and timeless, they did it with love and passion of form development. They all had a sense of proportion and balance that must have come from our higher power.
So many cars today are falling into a package that keeps them from exploring new packaging, form development , and losing the expression of “Art on Wheels”. The meaning of design today doesn’t negate that it has to be so strange in form and graphics to make a statement and then try justify that it is good. Today I feel that new designers need to look at the heritage of automobile design for better results. It’s a blast, to look at the past, That’s why we keep going back to those classic car shows every year. Don’t you find it amazing that Hot Rods still continue to be redesigned and refined. I never get tired of looking at them.
I’ve taken my sketches and have now put them into alias form. It still needs work and there are still some design issues I don’t like. But it sure was fun to take a blast from the past.