This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant to those interested in automobiles and auto history. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 by the author.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright and his Cars
The Park avenue Max Hoffman dealership designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
In 1940 Wright went into a Lincoln dealership and ordered two red Lincoln Zephyrs in a color shade that was his favorite and used in his architectural desighns
Arguably Wright's favorite car, a 1929 Cord L-29
a 1958 design -- Wright wished for a decentralized America in which urban centers would be minimal