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114 Karl Ludvigsen: Here was a website dedicated to these amazing creative efforts with a new material that inspired enthusiasts to strike out on their own, creating new designs that satisfied their tastes and those of enthusiasts who snapped up their bodies and chassis to build sports cars of remarkable ability on both road and track. From its founding, Undiscovered Classics has spread its wings to cover other early post - war creative efforts. Uniquely it has been able to dig deep into the stories of their creators, unearthing new material about the men and companies that made these bodies and cars. This was of tremendous value to me when I set out to update my early Corvette history, “ America ’ s Star - Spangled Sports Car ”. I wanted to be as definitive as possible about the origins of GRP, the first people to use it and the train of events that led to Chevrolet ’ s historic choice of GRP for the bodies of the Corvettes. Undiscovered Classics only reminded me just how complex this story was! Now the website is reorganizing to make access to its million words of information more accessible to researchers and enthusiasts. I commend Geoff Hacker, Rick D'Louhy and their colleagues for this initiative, which will make Undiscovered Classics as useful as it is entertaining. To add to that I can only say, “ Keep up the good work! ” Karl Ludvigsen has received wide recognition for his work as an editor, journalist, speaker, historian and author. Not only has he been employed at senior levels with Ford of Europe, Fiat North America, and General Motors, but he has also been involved in editorial roles with Motor Trend magazine, Auto Age, and Sports Car Illustrated and Car and Driver. Wayne Cherry: Geoffrey Hacker and Rick D'Louhy have created a remarkable and uniquely reliable resource in "Undiscovered Classics". Their extensive and wide - ranging body of research can be cross - referenced, and is all the more significant because they often track down the original families and sometimes the surviving car - builders themselves, to celebrate and preserve these special cars and the stories associated with them. "Undiscovered Classics" provides real value and increased preservation and long overdue recognition of these interesting cars and their important place in automobile history and culture. Wayne Cherry was vice president of General Motors Design from 1992 to 2004. He was only the fifth person in the history of the corporation to hold that position. When he retired, he left behind a record of bold, innovative automotive designs and get well - deserved credit for having led GM Design into its current renaissance.

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