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Drive the Bid Podcast: Gauge Clusters and Instrument Panels

Ergonomics and style are in view


If we spend so much time inside a car, wouldn’t it make sense for designers to devote as much effort inside as outside? While automotive styling can find its origins in the 1920s, the idea of instrument panel ergonomics is a more recent phenomenon. Yet sometimes it’s not about ergonomics as much as just some big design idea someone came up with.

In this episode of Drive the Bid podcast from, Derek Shiekhi, “Jalopy Jeff” Sutton and I discuss gauges clusters and instrument panels that strike our fancy in some way. Are they easy to read? Is there some flash not found in other automobiles? Our choices run the gamut, both analog and electronic.

What gauge cluster or dashboard do you think stands out?

Other discussions include news on — surprise! — a new production Fisker, the 2024 Porsche 911 S/T, and 2024 Nissan Z NISMO.

Of course, each of us picked our favorites currently listed on AutoHunter, including a 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7, 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, and 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner.

All this can be seen in the above video from AutoHunter Cinema, created by the experts behind, the world’s largest online collector car marketplace. AutoHunter brings forth a dedicated live customer support team, quicker auction listings and exclusive benefits for both buyers and sellers.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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