Advanced Drawings of Wayne Kady – GM Designer

Savoy Automobile Museum, Cartersville (Georgia), USA

Until March 3rd, 2024

Advanced Drawings of Wayne Kady’s– GM Designer at Savoy Automobile Museum pays tribute to the man who was a designer for Cadillac and Buick for 38 years, from his debut in 1961 until his retirement in 1999. Wayne Kady started at Cadillac where he arrived after the era of prominent rear wings and thus participated in the renewal of the design of American cars. In 1968, he was promoted to Chief Designer in Advanced Cadillac Studio, then alternated between Buick Chief Designer and Cadillac Studio Manager.

He was responsible for the design of the Cadillac Eldorado 71 (8th generation), then the DeVille, Fleetwood, Seville and Eldorado of the 1980s, as well as the Buick Roadmaster and Skylark. For this exhibition, Wayne Kady has loaned to the Savoy Automobile Museum many drawings and works of art made during his career, with drawings, sketches, colour renderings, the whole palette of designer work. The set bears witness to the evolution of the American automobile over nearly 4 decades, the advanced studies and research, the projects that then influenced mass-produced cars.

In addition to the studies and drawings, several cars illustrate his work in life-size, including 3 Cadillacs loaned by Wayne Kady himself, a 1967 Eldorado, a 1972 Fleetwood Eldorado and a 1984 Seville. In addition, there is a 1966 Cadillac Eldorado convertible and a 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon.

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