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An Interesting Tidbit for Black History Month

I was reading Hot Rod Magazine, and came across their interview with Ed Welburn. Ed started as a designer with General Motors right out of college, and went on to become head of GM design, and vice president of Global Design for GM. Ed sounds like my kind of guy. Loves cars, and thinks about them as whole systems. 

He had this to say about model cars:

HRM] You used to build model cars when you were a kid. Was that good training for your career?

EW] It was. Because I never just built them by the instructions as a stock model. I had to modify them in some way. I had to make them look like the drag cars in the magazines, and I was reading the magazines all the time. I was building them as hot rods or drag cars. I really wasn’t into custom cars that much.

I recommend you take the few minutes to read the whole interview at Hot Rod Magazine.

Coming Events

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:30pm

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 19th, 6:30 PM at the San Diego Automotive Museum.

This month's theme is Real Racetracks Have Curves…Any race car or truck that turns left or right.

Please feel free to bring in whatever you're working on, even if it isn't a car.

Our meetings are two part. The first part is news from the SoCal model building world, followed by round table where people who brought models tell you about what they brought.

The second part begins with taking a close look at the models, and voting on the theme winner. Once the voting is complete, we announce the winner, and break for the evening.

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 6:30pm

Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30 PM at the San Diego Automotive Museum. This month's theme is Anything GM, including Pontiac.

Please feel free to bring in whatever you're working on, even if it isn't a car.

Our meetings are two part. The first part is news from the SoCal model building world, followed by round table where people who brought models tell you about what they brought. The second part begins with people taking a close look at the models, voting on the theme winner. Once the voting is complete, we announce the winner, and break for the evening.

Our meeting location is somewhat obscure. If you haven't been to one of our meetings before, please check the directions at http://www.sdmodelcarclub.org/content/finding-our-meeting

 

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