a rare event is coming up, the models from the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild will be on display in Salt Lake City


The 1961 winner by Ronald Will

A number of advanced-design scale models made for the national competition, which was sponsored by General Motors from 1930 to 1968, will be on display during the GSL-XXV International Scale Vehicle Championship and Convention.  The GSL-XXV will run April 30 to May 3 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel.

GM initiated the FBCG as a way for the corporation to identify young men with the potential to design and build automobile bodies, a process which even then relied on the creation of scale models. A competitive event in which winners were presented with cash awards or scholarships that sometimes led to careers with Fisher Body or other GM operations.

It was in keeping with the sexist times that girls weren't allowed to participate, just boys between 12 and 19 years old. Now a woman is CEO of GM. GM design was all inhouse then... now, I suppose it's all outsourced.

http://blog.consumerguide.com/fisher-body-craftsmans-guild-models-to-make-rare-appearance/

Update, June 26th, Hemmings Blog has a post today about them, and photos of many.. here's a sample


http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/06/26/artifacts-of-futures-that-might-have-been-the-art-of-the-fisher-body-craftsmans-guild-models/
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