June 10 Weekly Open Thread: High School "Study Hall" Drawings
And while cleaning out the attic a few days ago, I found some of mine... the old high school study hall car and truck drawings. Survivors of decades of heat, cold, arid air, and neglect.
They weren't plentiful... I'm sure more are around somewhere. In fact I remember at least two more sheets of these developmental designs. And they do give a period insight, having been scribbled in the early to mid 1970s.
My car was called the Targa Cheetah, being the fastest car on the planet, and it had electrically-operated sliding roof panels. The car was available in either the 2-Door Sport Model or a 4-Door Luxury Landau. I was later quite saddened when I found out Lamborghini was going to use my car's name on a truck.
The Targa roof style always had me enamored, but it took almost 40 years to write about it. And when Aston Martin copied my straight-lined beauties for their Lagonda... well, the case was gonna be in court for years.
I know I'm not the only one. Occasional Car Lust contributor Tigerstrypes has shown us a couple of examples of his adolescent artwork also.
So please take a gander and try not to laugh too hard at mine. And I'm just showing a couple right now in case we go further with this... because if you have some study hall drawings from any school year (OK, or when the boss wasn't looking as well) that you'd like to share, anonymously if you prefer, please send them to us here at the station, and we'll do a whole post on them.
Like they said on TV's BATMAN... "The worst is yet to come!"
As the great Howard Cosell might have said, "Look out Mr. Exner, you're about to have some com-pe-ti-shun."
So, can I now put a ©, ®, or a ™ next to my logo here?
And once again, this is the time and place to discuss anything else even remotely automotive-related.
--That Car Guy (Chuck)
Image Credits: Nothing like a Number 2 pencil, some notebook paper, and too much time on one's hands.
Post Edit: In case it's hard to find, the Car Lust email address is CarLustInfo@Amazon.com, or you can send any drawings directly to me at cpl-1617@Hotmail.com. Thanks!