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Land Rover Design Chief Gerry McGovern

posted by on 17 October 2011 in Persona

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Last month we sat down with Land Rover’s chief of design, Gerry McGovern, to discuss the DC100 Concept. He opens up about the next Defender’s mission and how it fits into a 21st-century marketplace while retaining Land Rover’s most core values. More…

Dr. Kay Segler

posted by on 16 September 2010 in Persona

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Last month Dr. Kay Segler, the head of BMW’s M division, dropped in on BMWCCA’s O’Fest.The personable Dr. Kay sat down with us to answer a few questions about the brand he’s in charge of running, and he couldn’t stop talking about the new M5 and the upcoming 1 M coupe. More…

Saab’s Design Chief Jason Castriota

posted by on 10 August 2010 in Persona

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Saab’s young new designer sat down with us at the recent 9-5 launch event and shared his passion for the business. We asked him about his influences, his goals, and since he’s a New Yorker, about when he’s going to get Seinfeld back into a Saab convertible. More…

Racing Legend John Fitch

posted by on 27 May 2010 in Persona

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Even if he’s not so much the household name as Stirling Moss or Juan Manuel Fangio, American racecar driver John Fitch is every bit as legendary. We had the rare pleasure of hearing him recount his early days in road racing. More…

Mercedes-Benz Design Chief Speaks His Mind

posted by on 27 April 2010 in Persona

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At last month’s New York Auto Show, we had the opportunity to chat with Hans-Dieter Futschik, director of passenger car design at Mercedes-Benz. We grabbed a seat between the new E-class cabriolet and the SLS AMG, and discussed past, present, and future design for the company and the industry as a whole. More…

The World’s Fastest Novelist Talks European Cars with Kilometer

posted by on 23 February 2010 in Persona

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Burt Levy is something of a cult icon in the world of road racing, having so far written four novels that peel back the early history of the sport in post-WWII America. He sat down with us recently to discuss his love of European cars and, of course, to pimp his newest novel in the series, called The 200-mph Steamroller. More…

Adrian van Hooydonk

posted by on 25 January 2010 in Persona

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With almost a year under his belt as the head of BMW Group design, we let Adrian van Hooydonk tell us a little about what’s happening not just at BMW design, but also with the future of automotive design as a whole. More…