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Old 20th March 2004, 16:32   #1
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we have all voted our favourite supercars and non-supercars and yet still the supercars we hated. now, how about we get behind the scenes. name the people each one of you respect the most, and i am not setting any limitations on the number either. it could be anybody, somebody managing the finances or product development or a mere salesman.
just for the kicks, you can name anybody besides Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini and Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. dont get me wrong, each one of us i m sure have great respect for these 3 persons. but im sure there are a lot more out there.

scratch your head guys, and give respect where it's due.
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Old 20th March 2004, 16:38   #2
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here area few of mine..

Dr. Felix Wankel

Carlos Ghoshn

Hiroshi Tamura

Dr. Ferdinand Piech

Gordon Murray

of course many more, but these guys are on top of my list, or the fact that i have probably forgotten somebody.
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1. Soichiro Honda - Founder of Honda Motors.

2. Gordon Murray - The man behind the ultimate production car, the Mclaren F1.

3. Kenichi Nagahiro - Invented the Vtec engine.

4. Frederick William Lanchester *- patented the "Disc Brakes".

5. M Schumacher - a Ferrari is nothing without this guy behind the wheel, he also played a major role in getting the Ferrari F1 team to where it is, today.

6. Dr. Felix Wankel - invented the Rotary or Wankel engine.

More to come.......

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Gordon Murray. Dont know any other people who are widely known
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Old 20th March 2004, 18:41   #5
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Quote[/b] (Shan2nu @ Mar. 20 2004,21:54)]5. Enzo Ferrari - managed to succeed in making cars even though he wasn't an engineer.
Dude he said no Ferrari Enzo
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Old 20th March 2004, 21:04   #6
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Wendel Wiedleking (hope I got the name right) head of Porsche - taken immense risks to get Porsche to
where it is operationally and strategically

Luca Di Montezemolo - made Ferraris and Maseratis reliable and actually win races

Bruno Sacco - past head designer of Mercedes

Eberhart Van kuenheim - Ex head of BMW - made BMW what they are - pre Bangle

Jac Nasser - Rescued some great brands and made them better - Aston Martin and Volvo - Jaguar - partially

John Egan - made Jaguar attractive for Ford to take over

Bob Lutz - A real car guy - he know a winner by instinct and not market research

Colin Chapmen + John Miles- Founder of Lotus + cheif chassis tester - believed that 90% of car handling limits should be on tap all the time + focus on power to weight ratio and v. little e-gizmo nonsense

CK Birla - He still makes the impossible happen - 48 year old Amby on the road still

Carlos Ghosn - revamped Nissan

am sure more will come along
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There are just too many to list. But the three names that follow are my favourites.
Sir William Lyons, Carol Shelby and Tom Walkinshaw.
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i knew i had forgotten somebody..
Bob Lutz..motor industries most certified car nut. IC engine fan to the core, which is why i totally respect him.
Of course, Jaguar designer Ian Callum. Got to love the Jaguar design. In case any of you are wondering why i mentioned Hiroshi Tamura, because he was the guy behind the Skyline project at Nissan.
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Gordon Murray - For the McF1
Soichiro Honda - Founder of Honda
Wilhelm Maybach
Peter Monteverdi - the one who created the Monteverdi 375 and the Hai 650.
Gottlieb Diamler and Karl Benz how cud u guys forget them.
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damn, your right v12. forget the very inventors of the CAR. almost an unforgivable sin
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[There are just too many to list.]
I never forgot Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler.
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Quote[/b] (Aditya @ Mar. 20 2004,23:02)][There are just too many to list.]
I never forgot Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler.
hahahaha
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Carlos Ghosn

Helmut Panke (BMW chief)

Wenedelin Weidking

Lee Iacocca (no-nonsense man, brought chrysler outta the ashes)

Gordon Murray

There was this guy, who went from BMW to head PAG from 00-02. Can anyone help me find his name...can't seem to recollect.

Ross Brawn

Jagdish Khattar of Maruti (knows his stuff, no-nonsense)
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i used to respect JAC NASEER very much. but Ford threw him

others in my list are..

BOB LUTZ
GORDON MURRAY
AJENDRO DE TOMASA
COLIN CURTIS
RUDOLF DIESEL
BATISTA PININFARINA
JEREMY CLARKSON
VALENTINO BALBONI
GIURGETTO GIUGIARO
FABRIZIO GIUGIARO
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The key designer behind the BMW cars

Wolfgang Riezle
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