Executives: American Motors' New Gospel

Until he invested more than $2,000,000 in ailing American Motors Corp. to become its No. 1 stockholder, Robert Beverley Evans of Grosse Pointe, Mich., cut a bigger figure as a socialite and sportsman than as an industrialist. Though he owns a dozen companies with combined sales of $20 million a year, Evans has left their affairs mostly to underlings, concentrated on such hobbies as golf, quail hunting, and designing and racing a 300 m.p.h. jet-powered hydroplane. Trim, Florida-tanned and handsome, Evans not only looks like a TV idol of 50—ten years younger than his age—but...

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