He used to repair Fiat Topolino in his extra time that he had purchased. Due to his mechanical abilities he was able to convert homely city car into 750-cc and took the car into a competition in Mille Miglia in 1948. But his car was not able to go beyond 700 miles after he drove the car into the side of the hotel. And the Lamborghini was no more racing car. This loss they had to endure for years.
The “bullet nose” design was created by Bob Bourke. His superiors told him to make the car “look like zee airplane” (Foster 67). Again, in 1951, Studebaker brought a change to the company introducing its new V8. Studebaker merged with another automobile manufacturer, Packard, in 1954. This relationship lasted until 1958, when the Packard name was dropped permanently because it was said to bring a bad reputation to the Studebaker company.
Fouad Hassan Professor Putnam EN-200 May 29th 2017 Introduction The Ford Motor Company is a main principle of American automotive manufacturing. The company was founded in June, 1903 when owner Henry Ford based operations in Dearborn Michigan. Ford Motor Company would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, while also being one of the few to survive the Great Depression. Alternatively, The Ferrari Automobile Company is a manufacturing company based in Italy, which was founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari. Ferrari was originally known as Scuderia Ferrari which initially manufactured race cars.
On July 30, 1863, Henry James Ford was born on a farm in Dearborn, Michigan. From introducing the first horseless car, to expanding his work to a functioning airplane, Henry Ford was one of the most successful men in history. At age 16, Ford set off to pursue his dreams in Detroit to be an auto engineer (“American Experience”). As a result of leaving, he assembled and completed his first car. Henry Ford was an American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company (“Wikipedia”).
Stated by the History.com Staff, Bell, a Scottish-born, American Scientist, was the first to design and patent a practical device, the telephone (“Alexander Graham Bell”). Ford, an American automobile manufacturer, was the creator of the Model T, but was not the first to create a gasoline engine powered automobile (“Henry Ford”). Both men were important people in American History, however, with this information and more, I believe Ford should be placed behind Bell at number twenty-five on The Top 100 list in “They Made America”(64). Although we know Henry Ford as the amazing creator of the Model T, did he really give us the first automobile? At times, I have heard students mention that Henry Ford is the all encompassing creator of the first automobile, but that is not the case.
One of the major inventions of this time was the Model B, produced by Ford in 1932. This was the first low-priced, V-8 engine car, which was 20yrs ahead of its time (“The Show Room”). The electric razor was also invented in the 1930s by a man named Jacob Schick. Schick came up with the idea while recuperating from a work injury and finding it hard to shave; he was inspired by the weaponry he saw while serving in World War I (“Jacob Schick Invents”). An invention that is still very much in use today was the invention of the beer can in 1935.
Karl Benz, the founder of the modern vehicle, and brand name for Daimler AG’s famous Mercedes-Benz cars, has given us our modern world today, in which our lives depend on cars, whether people keep them for style, or just to get them from Point A to Point B. If it wasn’t for Karl Benz, we would have not come this far into the age of technology. When Karl Benz created the car, he had no idea how it would turn out, and if he could come back to life for one day to see how far we’ve come, I think he would be very proud. The pioneer of the modern car, Karl Friedrich Michael Vaillant, was born on November 25, 1844, in Karlsruhe District in Muhlenberg, Germany. His mother, Josephine wanted Karl to receive a proper education, consequently undertaking many hardships to get him there.
Legendary filmmaker, George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944 in Modesto, California. He was born into an average family with parents that worked average jobs. “Before Lucas became obsessed with the movie camera, he wanted to be a race car driver, but a near fatal accident in his souped-up Fiat just days before his high school graduation quickly changed his mind” (biography.com). This unfortunate accident changed the course of Lucas’s life for the better. He found his way to the University of Southern California to attend film school.
Alan Turing: The Amazing Code Breaker Alan Turing was one of the most influential people in WWII. He made a machine to break the German codes that gave the Allied Forces lots of needed military intelligence. Historians believe that his work at Bletchley Park helped cut the war by 2 years (Ferro 3). Alan Mathison Turing was born on June 23, 1912, in London, England. His father worked for the Indian Civil Service, so his parents would leave Alan and his brother in England when they would travel to India.
The Gold and Stock Telegraph Company was impressed with his invention that paid him $40,000 for it, with that money he quit his job as a telegrapher to be a full-time inventor. Thomas’ reputation was a first-rate inventor in the 1870’s so much so also he had built a laboratory in Newark, New jersey and employed several machinists. He developed products to the highest bidder, and most of the time the highest bidder was Western Union Telegraph Company. In 1876 he moved his expanding company to Menlo Park, New Jersey, and then added a independent industrial research facility machine shops and laboratories, and that same year the Western Union Telegraph Company asked Thomas to develop a communication device to compete with Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone. Thomas never got to develop something like that, but he did develop a device for recording sounds that is the telegraph, the invention brought him world fame.
After marrying Clara Ala Bryant in 1888, he was hired as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating company 3 years later and was quickly promoted to chief engineer. During this time he developed plans for a horseless carriage and Thomas Edison encouraged him to build a better model. In 1903, Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company. He also introduced a revolutionary idea: an inexpensive automobile made by
The Colossus was created to help British codebreakers decode encrypted German messages, during World War II. The ABC (John Atanasoff Computer), the world 's first electronic digital computer, was built by John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry in 1942 at Iowa State University. The computer was designed to generally to solve linear equations. But, the 18,000 vacuum tube powered computer also solved the U.S. Army 's problem of computing artillery and bombing tables. The computer also replaced more than 200 women working with mechanical desk calculators.
It would be equipped with An Interceptor V8 engine and be capable of attaining a speed of over 100 miles per hour. Although designed to compete with the Corvette, it wasn 't a true sports car. Ford conceived it as a personal luxury car. For some reason, they encountered difficulty in creating a name for the car so Crusoe offered a prize, a $250 suit, to anyone who submitted an acceptable name. A stylist, Alden Giberson, entered a list with Thunderbird included.
The trip there was an adventure in itself but my step father lit up like a teenager receiving their first car. He explained to us that for a “gear head” that this was an amazing birthday gift. It was everything he want between the thrills and gorgeous car that were available for him to drive. On our way over to New Orleans, it was surely an adventure to get to the track. We decided take separate cars, my mother and step father in one and in the other was my cousin, sister and I.
The Charger 500 was the best seller. They put all new looks on the car as it was being made. They put one of the big motors in the charger 500. A 440 magnum cid. They (NASCAR) banned the motor from the tracks because it was just too fast with a hemi.