Glimpses of the past...

I have been collecting original automobile design and illustration art for a few years.

Please visit my cardesignart blog and online gallery for a look at nearly 90 years of design history from Detroit’s styling studios.

Don’t hesitate to leave blog comments or sign the gallery’s guest book.


Brett Snyder

Truly inspirational. Thank you for archiving these and making them available to all! I love the context it provides to todays work.

You might like to check out this compilation of vintage sketches of all kinds we have been compiling here:

Thanks Michael!

It’s funny - I own a few of John Samsen’s originals that are in that other thread. And I just acquired a few more from him.

So please keep in mind if you know of any automotive designer that’s cleaning out their closet or looking to turn their old drawings into cash - please contact me.


Brett Snyder

I’m still digging through the gallery… it’s endless! Great stuff.

awesome stuff! thanks for posting the link.


I just added some notable pieces to my collection.

Check out designs from Raymond Lowey, Virgil Exner and Syd Mead in the 1960’s section of the Concept Art Gallery.