So here's my question for everyone: Are these readers concepts more danger then good? I mean, don't get me wrong, i absolutly love seeing these things but lets think about it from an automaker/legal point of view. First, many production cars start off as concepts to show off major styling queues. Second, many of the reader's concepts are mild or major revisions to concept cars.
Now,lets suppose one tallented individual saw a concept car, photoshopped it, called it the next Firebird and somehow got it bang-on to what Chevy had plained to release at the next NAIAS?? Does that person have rights to the exterior design? Would Chevy have to delay release to modify it enough so that it would not infringe on the readers design? I'm really not familiar with the law and vehicle plagarism but I do understand that GM/ probably everyone else will not use any public submissions for designs primarily for ownership and libility reasons. I figured this is an interesting question and if anyone knows much about it legally or of incidents i'd love to hear them.
ps On another note, keep pumping out these sweet pictures 'cuse if you do stumble on a real design then you'll just be forcing the company to make their design even better.