Powerama

Q & A with Kit Foster: February 11, 2016

Q. Jim Sikora of Western Springs, Ill., asked about the “GM Powerama 1955” (Oct. 29). I was a production coordinator between the H.B. Stubbs Co. of Warren, Mich., the builders of the  Powerama, and GM Styling’s Product and Exhibit Design Group, the designers of that extravaganza of General Motors non-automotive division’s...

Q & A with Kit Foster: December 21, 2015

Q. My dad took me and some friends to the Powerama in Chicago (Q&A Oct. 29). There were diesel engines everywhere. The most memorable thing for this then-14-year-old was the angle drive arrangement in the GMC bus. The engine sat at about a 45-degree angle at the rear of the bus. ...