Browse Publications Books R-115

Automobile Design R-115

This book takes an in-depth look at the lives, personalities, and technical achievements of 12 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, pace-setter of the Grand Prix scene, Automobile Design presents twelve penetrating design and character studies that will fascinate all automobile enthusiasts and historians.

Other early pioneers covered include:

  • Frederick Lanchestser
  • Henry M. Leland
  • Hans Ledwinka
  • Marc Birkigt
  • Ferdinand Porsche
  • Harry Miller
  • Vittorio Jano
  • Gabriel Voisin
  • Alec Issigonis
  • Dante Giacosa, et. al.
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