Mainer who helped design classic 1950s cars in Detroit still creating 70 years later

ARUNDEL, Maine — In 1954, Millinocket native Allen “Rod” Williams designed the web pages of the Bangor Daily Information when he got employed by Ford to enable style cars in Detroit.

At the time, Williams was 23 many years old, refreshing out of the U.S. Navy and had zero formal layout teaching. He was, however, a whiz at portray and drawing flashy, futuristic cars and trucks.

Rod Williams’ painted style and design for a 1959 Chrysler with a vertical rear window will be on display at the Maine Typical Vehicle Museum in Arundel beginning May well 14. Credit history: Courtesy of Rod Williams

Racing ahead virtually 70 several years to today and Williams — now 94 — is again in the general public eye once more.