Breadcrumb Home February 09, 2009 12:00 AM Bob Lutz in pictures Bob Lutz announced his retirement from General Motors on Monday, Feb. 9 Tweet Share Share Email More Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz and his wife, Denise, stood with then Chrysler Group COO Wolfgang Bernhard and his wife, Eva, during the black tie preview at the Detroit auto show in 2004. Toggle Fullscreen Share Lutz sits with Larry Burns, head of GM's advanced r&d, during a media program in California touting GM's hydrogen technologies in 2006. Toggle Fullscreen Share Chairman Rick Wagoner, Bob Lutz and design chief Ed Welburn stand with the Chevrolet Camaro. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz and Gary Cowger, then president of North America for GM, sit in a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette during a celebration for the Corvette's 50th anniversary in Nashville, Tenn. on June 27, 2003. Toggle Fullscreen Share Gary Cowger and Bob Lutz sit in Lutz's Soviet L39 Albatros Fighter Jet 1/5. Lutz, a former U.S. Marine Avaitor, and Cowger were filming a spoof for a GM press conference at the Detroit auto show. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz joined GM executives, including Ron Zarrella, for the unveiling of the Cadillac CTS during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz introduced the Cadillac CTS-V at the 2008 Detroit auto show. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz and his wife, Denise. Toggle Fullscreen Share During his stint at Chrysler, Bob Lutz was known for participating in stunts for auto show press conferences. Here he drove a new Dodge Durango pickup through a video screen. Toggle Fullscreen Share GM held a ceremony at its downtown Detroit headquarters to deliver the first Pontiac Solstice roadster. Bob Lutz presided over the ceremony. Toggle Fullscreen Share TV personality Jay Leno shows Bob Lutz this 1,070-horsepower '66 Oldsmobile Toronado at the SEMA show in 2004. Toggle Fullscreen Share Happier days: GM's Bob Lutz and the Pontiac Solstice roadster concept in January 2002. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz poses with the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu after it won the North American Car of the Year award. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz and driver Ron Fellows at the unveiling of the Chevrolet Corvette C6R race car in January 2005. Toggle Fullscreen Share California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stands with Bob Lutz at the introduction of a hydrogen-powered version of the Hummer H2, the H2H. Toggle Fullscreen Share In the middle of any GM media scrum, you can find Bob Lutz. He's here, near the driver's door, at the rollout of the production of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz rides on a Segway Human Transporter during the reception of the 2003 Promise Ball, a charity for juvenile diabetes in May 2003. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz drives the Cadillac Sixteen concept at the Detroit auto show in 200 Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz and Tom Stephens look over a supercharged Cadillac engine. Stepehens will succeed Lutz as GM's global product development chief. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz chats with actor and car enthusiast Tim Allen at the 2001 SEMA show, just before Lutz started his GM career. Toggle Fullscreen Share Real estate businessman Donald Trump joins Bob Lutz on stage to introduce the Cadillac XLR-V at the 2005 New York auto show. Toggle Fullscreen Share Denise Lutz, center, is surrounded by Bob Lutz as part of an auto show stunt in 2005 that used a body double of the GM executive. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz looks over a prototype Cadillac Escalade SUV with a V12 engine. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz is all smiles after driving a prototype mule for the Chevrolet Volt powertrain. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bob Lutz stands with Rick Wagoner on Sept. 1, 2001, the day Lutz joined GM.