Jeez guys, I guess haters gotta hate!
While I don’t care for ALL of his designs. I certainly respect his genius and absolutely LOVE some of them. Not many will like everything he does, because he is designing cars for specific individuals, customized to their likes and esthetic tastes. He explained that’s why he does one-offs
“Anybody can draw a car”? I do not know anyone with his auto design and drawing ability. (Dave Kindig is awesome, totally agree, but I don’t know him!). His talent is quite rare IMHO.
Arrogant a$$? The “Pope of car design”? My goodness!
When did you ever hear him say a single negative word about another designer? Even with this car, he explained how designers get pressure from the engineers and manufacturing constraints which can greatly effect final outcome. Many times he strives to build a car that he thinks the original designers would have built without those constraints.
Most telling to me about his character is that he seems absolutely beloved by his crew and producers. They worked like dogs to do his family truck in secret. You don’t do that for someone you don’t care about and appreciate.
He never knocked the C5, he in fact praised a lot about it, especially the mechanicals. Personally I like the C5’s look but I also really like a lot of what he’s doing to the car. I‘ve owned a Silver Anniversary and a 2007 Z06. Can’t wait to drive the 2020.
Ask yourself this question: how would you feel if YOU got this car on Overhaulin? I’d go with a darker silver and a buckskin dark tan interior, drop in a blower and I’d be over the moon.