Know Your Designers: Tom Tjaarda


Born: Detroit, MI - July 23, 1934

Early Plans: Tom Tjaarda was the son of Dutch-American automotive designer John Tjaarda, a 1920s Hollywood coachbuilder who penned the 1936 Lincoln Zephyr. Tom studied architecture at the University of Michigan and claimed that he had no intention of following his father into the car business.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/15/know-your-designers-tom-tjaarda