Item 2004.23.4409 - GM/PPG Pace Car for Indy World Series. A student working on a small-scale model of a car.

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32-RG 32.02-2004.23.4409

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GM/PPG Pace Car for Indy World Series. A student working on a small-scale model of a car.


  • 1982 (Creation)


Transparency, Slide, 35 mm

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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Developments at Art Center, January/February 1982 issue: This term advanced transportation design majors are at work on a unique project, jointly sponsored by General Motors and PPG Industries, Inc., to design a pace car for the CART (Championship Auto Racing Teams) Indy Car World Series. As in a professional design studio, the individual students will initially generate their own concepts, but the class will end by working as a team to perfect one final design selected by the sponsors. This pace car, which will be fabricated in Detroit over a 1982 Camaro Z-28 chassis from the specifications submitted by the students, is destined to serve as a traffic control and track inspection vehicle during the 1983 season, as well as a display vehicle for promotional purposes before and after races. The principal supervisors of the project are Jerry Palmer, chief designer for the Camaro/Corvette studio at General Motors, and Jack Schwartz, a color development designer at PPG Industries, which sponsors the CART Indy Car World Series. The instructors are Keith Teter and Richard Hutting.

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