With an exclusive appearance at this year's Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance on Saturday, August 16. General Motors will be showcasing their historic Motorama collection vehicles together for the first time since 1960.
With today's high profile design study prototypes, better known as “concept cars,” capturing the headlines on the pages of WCF and countless of other automotive publications, few enthusiasts know the origins of these forward looking design exercises.
So here's your chance to experience it in the sheetmetal with an exclusive appearance at this year's Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance on Saturday, August 16. General Motors will be showcasing their historic Motorama collection vehicles together for the first time since 1960.
It was more than fifty years ago General Motors featured the traveling Motorama which displayed dramatic concept “Dream Cars” as interpretations of future automobile design. From 1949 through 1960, vehicles including the Cadillac Lemans and Firebird I traveled the United States as a statement of General Motors design leadership at the time.
“I was eight years old when my father took me to the Philadelphia Auto Show where I first saw the Cadillac Cyclone”. Says Ed Welburn, Vice President of GM Global Design. “That was the dream car that made me want to be a designer. Motorama served as creative impetus for a generation of designers, enthusiasts and everyday people”.
The iconic vehicles on display will include:
- 1939 Buick Y-Job
- 1951 LeSabre
- 1951 Buick XP 300
- 1953 Chevrolet Corvette “Dream Car”
- 1953 Cadillac LeMans
- 1953 GM Futureliner
- 1953 Pontiac Parisienne
- 1953 Buick Wildcat I
- 1954 Buick Wildcat II
- 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special
- 1954 Firebird
- 1955 Cadillac LaSalle II Sedan
- 1955 Cadillac LaSalle II Roadster
- 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne
- 1956 Buick Centurion
- 1956 Firebird II
- 1956 Firebird II Titanium
- 1958 Firebird III
- 1959 Cadillac Cyclone
- 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Special Racer
Please see press release below for detailed descriptions of these historic vehicles.