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George Lawson, Automotive Designer

Posted May 15, 2009 12:01 AM by dstrohl

Aside from the Tucker, which in the end only used parts of his original design, you've never seen a George Lawson-designed vehicle come to fruition. Lawson imagined vehicles so space-agey and futuristic that he was actually kicked out of the Buick design studio when working for GM's Art and Colour. But Lawson influenced the auto design field in a myriad of minor ways, and designers as high profile as Bill Mitchell and Alex Tremulis admired Lawson. For SIA #44, March-April 1978, Michael Lamm take a look at this visionary artist and designer.

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05/15/2009 9:52 AM

It comes down to the type of person. Tucker had a whole different type of drive. By actually hiring people like a "George Lawson", to accomplish his dream into reality.

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01/23/2010 10:59 AM

I am really surprised nobody has ever taken the Lawson design scheme for the first Tucker Torpedo and run with it. That is actually a fairly timeless design -- one that could be just as appealing today as it was in 1946.

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01/23/2010 12:58 PM

I'd love to see some of the sailboat designs he had... I searched but found nada.

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