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Influential Automotive Designer, Teacher Bill Robinson Dead at 96

  • Bill Robinsons automotive design career began in 1948 and included stints at Kaiser-Frazer, Briggs Mfg. (working on Packards), and Chrysler.
  • Robinson taught “every car designer to come out of the College of Creative Studies (CCS) in the 1980s and ‘90s. It’s not hyperbole. He literally designed the design community,” Rivian’s Richard Vaughan said.
  • Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, will host a memorial service March 4.

    Automotive designer Bill Robinson, who penned Packards in the 1950s and later educated a generation of automotive stylists shaping today’s vehicles, died Tuesday at a hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. He would have celebrated his 97th birthday in August.

    “As one of the thousands of industrial designers Bill Robinson looked after during his time as our transportation design instructor at the College for Creative Studies (in Detroit), I can tell you that he was not only our instructor but

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    Plan for electric car showroom in Mishawaka appears to be dead

    The former JC Penney Home Store in Mishawaka is shown in November. The "high-end" electric vehicle car showroom that was supposed to locate here has pulled out of the deal, according to the developer.

    The former JC Penney Home Store in Mishawaka is shown in November. The “high-end” electric vehicle car showroom that was supposed to locate here has pulled out of the deal, according to the developer.

    MISHAWAKA — Plans for an “electric car company” showroom and automotive center — long-rumored to be Tesla — at the former JC Penney Home Store site at Grape and Cleveland roads appear to be dead.

    Chris Sotos, representing Key Development Partners, the firm developing the project, confirmed on Tuesday the contract with the electric car company — which was never officially named — was terminated this past summer. He did not provide any other details.

    Related: Council OKs ‘high-end’ electric car showroom, service center in Mishawaka. Is it Tesla?

    The car company, which was believed to be Tesla, had proposed leasing the 35,500-square-foot JC Penney building from Key Development, and razing the smaller building to the

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    Classic Four Seater Lamborghini Found Half Dead In A Forgotten Barn

    ⚡️ Read the full article on Motorious

    Barn find Lamborghini survivor is uncovered.

    Lamborghini has a long and storied history of building some of the world’s fastest high-end sports and supercars ever to hit the track. This genuine dedication to the progression of automotive excellence has led to the current Lamborghini lineup being at the front line in power and performance. However, there is more to the Lamborghini name than just their past successes. Like most matters concerning creative production, the history surrounding the raging bull of Italy was far more affected by its failures. So today, we get to look at what was possibly the least desirable Lamborghini, the Lamborghini Espada.

    Based on the front grille, the car appears to be a series three produced from 1972-1978. The basic concept was to build a four-seater grand tourer with the power of a fire-breathing V12 under the hood. This

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