The Postal Service issued the 37-cent America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars commemorative stamps in five designs on August 20, 2005, in Detroit, Michigan. Art M. Fitzpatrick of Carlsbad, California designed the stamps.
These five stamps feature the sporty look of American cars designed in the 1950s, a decade marked by post-World War II euphoria and economic prosperity. The cars selected are the 1952 Nash Healey, 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, 1953 Studebaker Starliner, 1954 Kaiser Darrin, 1955 Ford Thunderbird.
Referring to photographs of each car and his own cache of landscape images for the stamp backgrounds, artist Art M. Fitzpatrick rendered each stamp in meticulous detail. Fitzpatrick was once a car designer and a long-time advertising designer and illustrator for General Motors.
The America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars stamps were issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double- sided convertible booklet of twenty (32 million booklets) and a booklet of twenty stamped cards (48,700 books). Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., printed the stamps in the offset process.