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Dick Ruzzin was an automobile designer and Director of Design for General Motors of Europe and Chevrolet, when he retired. He owns the only Corvette powered De Tomaso Mangusta built at the factory. During his career Dick worked on over 140 car design programs including the Opel Maxx, the inspiration for the Swatch Car. During his career he also created car design exhibits, automotive shows, design awards for NAIAS, furniture, Christmas parade floats, graphics for the Americas Cup and the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. Since retiring he has written the book about the De Tomaso Mangusta, titled Bella Mangusta, penned magazine articles, and works in education as a mentor for design students.
“There is no end to creativity… you can always do more.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Being assigned to be the head of Cadillac design and re-energize the brand that at the time was not doing well.
Showing off the new Cadillac at the North American Auto Show in 1991.
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BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Don’t take credit for anything.
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