As for the contest, back in 1947,
Jordan received a brief writeup in the weekly
auto column after winning the Fisher Body Craftsman's
We caught up with him again in 1965 when he was
in charge of the automotive design studios at
General Motors Styling. By then, the Fullerton
High graduate was visiting the Art Center to monitor
students' progress on a special design project.
"A man has to have a real sincere interest
in cars," Jordan told The Times' Bob Thomas.
"Otherwise they get awful tired within a
year working with cars. Every designer we have
is a car bug. Also he must have the talent to
design new, bold ideas. We're not after face-lifters
or customizers. It takes a real talent to dig
up something new."
As for the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Award,
the contest that was started as philanthropy project
during the Depression was eliminated in 1968 as
a cost-saving measure.
The Automotive Chronicles has an article
on a reunion of Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild