While my taste for classic cars leans towards the boxy Nash Metropolitan, Mercedes 190 and Volvo 240, I can appreciate a streamlined automobile. Even owned a Camaro once, although its power was totally wasted on me. But as a lover of good design, it’s exciting to hear that automobile designer and former Louisvillian Bill Porter is coming to town. Brought here by Kentucky to the World, Inc., he will discuss his decades at General Motors, designing some of their famous muscle cars, including 1968 Pontiac GTO and 1970-73 Pontiac Firebird 400. Porter will lead attendees through the era of tailfins to today’s preference for biomorphic car designs. No tickets will be sold at the door.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22Henry Clay Building
6:30 presentation | $25