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Table of Contents Preface 00 Chapter I. Introduction Background 00 Purpose of the Guild 00 Public Relations Bonanza 00 Overseas Craftsman's Guilds 00 Lives Changed 00 Tenets, Values and Virtues 00 Demise of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild 00 Intriguing Questions, Enigmas and Open issues 00 Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Time Line and Milestones 00 Chapter II. Napoleonic Coach Competition (1930-1948) Introduction 00 The Fisher Brothers 00 Philanthropy 00 Fisher Body "Royal Coach" Trademark 00 Napoleonic Coach Trademark 00 Youth Scholarship Program 00 Source of Inspiration 00 Napoleonic Coach Designers and Creators 00 Master Model Coaches 00 Plans and Instructions 00 Guild Purpose and Organization 00 Advertising, Promotions and Incentives 00 Napoleonic Coach Competition, Master Craftsman Class 00 Shipping Crate 00 Judging and Scoring Coaches 00 Some Napoleonic Coach Details 00 Coach Builder's Biographic Survey 00 Some Ingenious Ideas Used to Build a Coach 00 Napoleonic Coach Kits 00 Labor Hours Required 00 The Guildsman, Official Magazine of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild 00 Traveling Coach Competition, Apprentice Craftsman Class, Inaugurated 1934-35 00 1934-35 Traveling Coach Competition Regions 00 Between pages 000 and 000 are 16 color plates containing 00 photographs Chapter III. Model Car Competition (1937-1968) Pre-World War II Model Car Competition (1937 and 1938) 000 Post-World War II Model Car Competitions (1946-1968) 000 Model Body Styles, Dimensions, and Construction Methods 000 Materials Used by Guildsmen 000 Tools and Equipment used by Guildsmen 000 Trim from Common, Ordinary Household Items 000 Metal Trim and Brightwork 000 Paint 000 Construction Materials and Methods Used 000 Secrets of Success 000 Subcontractors 000 Guild Clubs 000 GM Dealers 000 Art Center College of Design 000 Stylist's Genes, Pedigrees and the "Right Stuff" 000 Project Planning 000 Family Know-How 000 Top 18 Brother or Family Scholarship Teams 000 Labor and Time Commitment 000 Shipping Container 000 Deadline 000 Judging and Scoring 000 Quantity of Model Entries for Selected Years 000 Judges' Workload 000 GM Sons' Presence 000 1963 and 1966 Competition Demographics (Age, Education) for Awardees Only 000 Program Diversity and International Scope 000 Age Bracket Expansion 000 Fairness 000 Purchased and Duplicated Models 000 The Regional Awards System 000 Competition Integrity 000 National Guild Convention and Banquet 000 Being a National Scholarship Winner 000 Consolation Prize: Certificate of Design and Craftsmanship and Score Sheet 000 Demise of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild 000 Can't Keep a Good Man Down 000 Legacy 000 Postscript 000 Chapter IV. The Search for Guildsmen Napoleonic Coach Builders 000 Model "Dream Car" Makers 000 Afterwards 000 Non Sequitur 000 Recovery and Identification 000 Non-Guild Memorabilia 000 Future Guild Reunions 000 Accredited Industrial Design Programs 000 Appendices Appendix A. Fisher Brothers in Brief 000 Appendix B. Skip Geear's Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Foundation and Mini-Museum 000 Appendix C. Coach Builder's Biographic Survey Form, June 1997 000 Appendix D. Fisher Body Division's Role During World War II 000 Appendix E. Model Car Competition Rules and Regulations 000 Appendix F. Popular Construction Techniques Used by Guildsmen 000 Appendix G. The Awards and Regional Awards System 000 Appendix H. Detroit Guild Convention Details for Selected Years 000 Appendix I. Analysis of Some Aspects of the 1963 and 1966 Model Car Competitions 000 Appendix J. Overseas Craftsman's Guilds 000 Appendix K. Summary: U.S. Guildsmen by Name, Year(s), University and Vocational Interest 000 Appendix L. The Fisher Body Crafsman's Guild: A Model for Educational Reform, by Anthony V. Simone 000 Appendix M. Persons Officially Assigned by GM Styling to Be Design Judges 000 Acknowledgments 000 Chapter Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terms 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild -- History.
General motors automobiles -- Models -- Societies, etc.
General Motors automobiles -- Models -- Design and construction -- History.
General Motors automobiles -- Models -- Pictorial works.