We are deeply saddened to hear, that legendary Chrysler designer Robert (Bob) N. Hubbach passed away last week on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at the age of 83. Hubbach had a 33 year and 3 month career in the Chrysler Product Design Office (PDO), ranging from December 1967 to February 2001. During that time, he was in charge of the design of several iconic production vehicles and concept cars.
Among his most iconic creations, were the Australian Chrysler Valiant Charger coupe and its sedan derivatives, the 1994 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe Concept and its production variant in 1996, the 1996 Dodge Viper GTS/R race car, the stunning 1995 Chrysler Atlantic Concept, the popular 1997 Dodge Copperhead Concept, and the initial design concept dubbed the 2000 Chrysler Nassau Design Concept that Ralph Gilles and team brought to production in 2005 as the Chrysler 300C.
Bob also had his hand in several other vehicles, the original 1984 Chrysler minivans, the 1993 Dodge Intrepid, the 1996 Chrysler minivans, 1997 Plymouth Prowler, and the 2001 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus Coupes, and the convertible top for the 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster, just to name a few.
Bob served in the U.S. Army and earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with honors from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. He was a multi-talented artist, creating beautiful watercolors and playing several musical instruments, including the hammered dulcimer and banjo.
Visitation for his funeral will be held this Friday, May 20th at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, in Clarkston, Michigan. A funeral mass is set for Saturday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church also in Clarkston, Michigan. He will be laid to rest at the Interment All Saints Cemetery in Waterford, Michigan after.
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