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Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder
Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder

Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder

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Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder
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          Author Leon Dixon's comprehensive account chronicles the greatest automotive achievements constructed at Creative Industries of Detroit. The careers of the company's founder, Fred Johnson, and his successor, Rex Terry, are examined to show how two former Chrysler employees led the most diverse automotive firm in all of Detroit. Dream cars created and examined in great detail include the Ford Atmos-FX, Mercury XM-800, Dodge Granada, Packard Balboa, Packard Panthers, Packard Request, Ford Mystere, Corvette Corvair, Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Delorean, and many more. An amazing amount of hardware was constructed, each make separate from the other, and with a high level of secrecy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Acknowledgments

About the Author

Introduction 

Chapter One ...The Tradition of Car Body Makers

Chapter Two  ...Beginnings, Endings and the Genius of Founder Frederick H. Johnson

Chapter Three ...Rex A. Terry and the Beginnings of Creative Industries of Detroit

Chapter Four ...It Wasn’t All Cars: Big and Small Things You Never Knew They Did
 

Chapter Five ...The Early Years, Ike’s Cosmo and the Mercury XM-800

Chapter Six ...Dodge Granada and More Alliances with Mitchell-Bentley
 

Chapter Seven ...Mopar Packards or Packard Mopars
 

Chapter Eight ...Manly Men and Behind the Scenes with the Corvette Legacy
 

Chapter Nine ...Ford FX-Atmos and Creative’s Mastery of Fiberglass
 

Chapter Ten ...Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The Packard Request and the Packard Predictor
 

Chapter Eleven ...The Stainless Steel Cars and John Z. De Lorean’s Dream
 

Chapter Twelve ...Ford Mystere and Kiddie Cars
 

Chapter Thirteen ...El Morocco, Floating on Air, Plymouth XP-VIP and Junior Plymouths Too!
 

Chapter Fourteen ...The Oil Crisis, Electric Cars and Autocycles
 

Chapter Fifteen ...The Dodge Charger and Mopar Wing Cars
 

Chapter Sixteen  ...Virgil Exner’s Stutz Blackhawk and Firestone’s LXX Tires
 

Chapter Seventeen ...AMX/3, AM-General, Buses, the Mighty HUMMER and People Movers
 

Chapter Eighteen ...Creative’s Many Locations and a Last Look at Mustang Prototypes and Concepts
 

Chapter Nineteen ...The Creative Legacy

Specifications
Publisher: Cartech Books
Hardcover: 192 pages, 150 color photos
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.5 inches
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