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Automobile Design: Twelve Great Designers and Their Work, 2nd Edition (Sae Historical Series)

ISBN: 9781560912101
Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers Inc
Publication Date: 1992-03
Number of pages: 411
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This book takes an in-depth look at the lives, personalities and technical achievements of twelve preeminent engineers who made significant and lasting contributions to the design and development of the automobile over the last century. From early pioneers such as Amedee Bollee pere, whose first steam-driven vehicle took the road in 1878, to more recent innovators such as Colin Chapman, acknowledged pace-setter of the Grand Prix scene, Automobile Design presents twelve penetrating design and character studies that will fascinate all automobile enthusiasts and historians. Twelve Great Designers: The Bollees, Frederick Lanchester, Henry M. Leland, Hans Ledwinka, Marc Birkigt, Ferdinand Porsche, Harry Miller, Vittorio Jano, Gabriel Voisin, Alec Issigonis, Dante Giacosa and Colin Chapman.

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