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Tremulis, Alex Sarantos

Tremulis, Alex Sarantos


Alex Sarantos Tremulis, born January 23, 1914, in Chicago, IL, graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1933 and three years later became Chief Stylist for the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company. He later was a design consultant for American Bantam Car and the Briggs-LeBaron Studio where he worked on the Chrysler Thunderbolt. From 1947-1949 Tremulis designed the controversial Tucker automobile. Following the failure of the Tucker, he moved onto Kaiser-Fraser. In 1952 Tremulis joined Ford Motor Co. as Chief Stylist of the Advanced Styling Center. Leaving Ford in 1963, he created the world's fastest two-wheeler, the Gyronaut X-1, and eventually became the Director of Design for the Gyro Transport System in 1966. During the energy crunch of the 1970's, Tremulis designed a Subaru three wheeled single passenger energy car capable of 100mpg. Author of many articles appearing in Automotive Quarterly, he was elected to the Automotive Hall of Fame, Midland, MI in 1982. (Adapted from Automotive Design Drawing Collection finding aid.)

Collection contains 2 .25" tapes, 9 cassettes, 9 WAV files, 9 MP3 files, 2 diskettes, 1 loose transcript, and 2 bound transcripts. Uploaded July 29, 2021.

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