Gerard Baten, 27, a design student at Delft University, the Netherlands, won this year's European Automotive Design Competition, sponsored by Audi. Participants were asked to combine comic strip cartoons with car design.
TURIN - Fiat will not sponsor an area of 'free interpretation' of one of its new models at the Turin auto show in April. Fiat has previously paid design houses L100 million ($57 million) per concept car. Design companies were no longer satisfied with the payment.
Strother 'Mac' MacMinn, an influential figures in transportation design, has died at the age of 79. MacMinn had taught at the Art Center College of Design at Pasadena, California, since 1948, and designed cars for Opel, Oldsmobile and GM.