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  1. G. Pepper

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    I test drove a TR7 and an X1/9 in 1975. Didn't like the handling or feel of the TR7 at all, so I bought the X1/9. Loved that little car. Handling was razor sharp, and the power?...

    ... like a lawnmower. :)
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    Dave Marek can be seen in every obnoxious color you can think of, not much white, and definitely no scarf!
     
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    The surfacing on the TR7 was a bit primitive but the slashes on the sides were ahead of their time especially in this post-Bangle world.

    The X1/9 and X1/20 (aka Montecarlo, aka Scorpion) are positively sublime - thanks for posting!
     
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    Jaded as I have a TR7 in the garage (TR8, actually), it has been in the family since new. I like the design and always have (largest selling Triumph model, btw) although I’d agree, it doesn’t have a delicate bone anywhere, whereas the Scorpion and X1/9 are exquisitely detailed fashion statements. I’m 5’1 and found the interior of the Fiat was teetering on the edge of confinement, don’t know how you big guys contorted yourself to climb in. The 7 was cavernous by comparison. BLMC were definitely designing the interior for the NA market (only took 20+ years...). Fiat never seemed to care one way or another - forever with the bus angle wheel and piano key pedals angled for go karting. Easy for me..;).
     
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    I don't think the TR-8 looks that bad as a cab WITH THE TOP DOWN. Kind of a nice look.
    Friend had a TR-8 cab.... was a nice car, actually.
     
  7. jm2

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    Auto & Design Magazine 2019 Car Design Award winners:

     
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    Peugeot are going to need every inch of designer assistance to gain a foothold in the NA market. It’s a shame they aren’t reconsidering offering a Citroen variant.
     
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    Nice exteriors. However, when are interior designers going to start getting away from those tacked on infotainment screens and come up with a more integrated dash look?

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    Those red bumper mounted air scoops remind me of an Olds 4-4-2 W-30!

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    The Interior designers are struggling with where and how to provide information. Screens are but one source. Some companies integrate them better than others. Knobs and buttons are making a limited comeback.

    I believe ultimately, everything will be voice activated, and you won't need no stinking screens. But that's a ways off.

    Someone once asked Bill Mitchell, GM VP of Design why he painted the wheel wells red on many of his cars.
    He responded by asking if one had ever cut open an animal!
     
  11. Jeff Kennedy

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    The screen as some stand alone element is part of a trend to show off how thin the item is and relate to the I-Pads and other tablets. Kind of a fascination with the technology and trying to show how they are "cool" in using it. Think of it as an evolution of early adopters trying to stand out which later becomes a well integrated solution that no longer needs to call attention to itself.
     
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    Not car related, but important nonetheless:
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    Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive is departing the company, bringing an end to a tenure spent crafting some of technology’s most influential products, including the iPhone. Ive is leaving his official role at Apple “to form an independent design company which will count Apple among its primary clients.” The company is called LoveFrom, and Ive will be joined by famed designer Marc Newsom on the new venture. Despite stepping down from his executive position, Ive and Apple both claim he will still work “on a range of projects with Apple.”

    “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release. “After so many years working closely together, I’m happy that our relationship continues to evolve and I look forward to working with Jony long into the future.”

    Ive is one of the world’s most esteemed industrial designers and has worked on products, including a wide range of Macs, the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. He also had a hand in designing the company’s “spaceship” Apple Park campus and establishing the look and feel of Apple retail stores. Most recently, Ive voiced a design video about the new Mac Pro launching later this year. In addition to hardware design, Ive has also been involved in reshaping Apple’s software. He introduced the drastically revamped iOS 7 in 2013, and gave a similar treatment to Apple’s desktop software, now known as macOS.

    Apple says that Evans Hankey, its current vice president of industrial design, and Alan Dye, VP of human interface design, will now report to Jeff Williams, who “will spend more of his time working with the design team in their studio.”

    “After nearly 30 years and countless projects, I am most proud of the lasting work we have done to create a design team, process and culture at Apple that is without peer,” Ive said. “Today it is stronger, more vibrant and more talented than at any point in Apple’s history. The team will certainly thrive under the excellent leadership of Evans, Alan and Jeff, who have been among my closest collaborators. I have the utmost confidence in my designer colleagues at Apple, who remain my closest friends, and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

    Ive formed a close working and personal relationship with Steve Jobs when the Apple co-founder returned to the sinking company in 1997. One of the first products the two collaborated on was the 1998 iMac. That kicked off a spectacular comeback for what is now the world’s most recognizable technology company. For many years, Ive appeared in videos that documented and showcased the design of Apple’s latest products. He’s appeared less more recently, but still provides voiceovers for many of the clips.

    Developing...
     
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    Though maybe he ends up designing a car at some point?
     
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    They do help with aero.
    I was an advocate back in the '70's - '80's. Today probably not so much. Depends on the overall design.

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    And I bet any car they make will look like a kitchen appliance/Computer. By the way, I do think fender skirts look cool on some cars, but like the Concord in your photo their time has come and gone, maybe. Those horrible run flats make tire changing less of an issue now with fender skirts.
     
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    Does Ive "moonlight"as Bruce Willis?
     
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