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Larry Shinoda
Lawrence Kiyoshi (Larry) Shinoda (March 25, 1930 – November 13, 1997) was a noted American automotive designer who was best known for his work on the Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette
and Ford Mustang. He was born in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
to parents who were both Japanese immigrants: Kiyoshi Shinoda arrived in the US when he was 12, and Hide Watanabe when she was 1. Larry had a sister, Grace, that was six years older than him, who was also artistically inclined.[1] He grew up in Southern California
Southern California
where he started developing his artistic talents in grade school.[2] Kiyoshi died when Larry was 12. He was interned with his sister, mother, uncle, two aunts and a grandmother by the U.S. government during WW II under U.S. Executive Order 9066 into a "War Relocation Camp" at Manzanar, California.[3][4] At camp, he snuck past the barbed wire to play and fish
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Automotive Design
Automotive design
Automotive design
is the process of developing the appearance, and to some extent the ergonomics, of motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, buses, coaches, and vans. The functional design and development of a modern motor vehicle is typically done by a large team from many different disciplines included within automotive engineering, however, design roles are not associated with requirements for Professional or Chartered-Engineer qualifications. Automotive design
Automotive design
in this context is primarily concerned with developing the visual appearance or aesthetics of the vehicle, though it is also involved in the creation of the product concept. Automotive design
Automotive design
as a professional vocation[1] is practiced by designers who may have an art background and a degree in industrial design or transportation design
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Clay Modeling
Clay modeling (or clay model making) for automobile prototypes was first introduced in the 1930s by automobile designer Harley Earl, head of the General Motors styling studio (known initially as the Art and Color Section, and later as the Design and Styling Department). Industrial plasticine, or "clay", which is used for this purpose, is a malleable material that can be easily shaped, thus enabling designers to create models to visualize a product. Clay modeling was soon adopted throughout the industry and remains in use today. External links[edit]General Motors - Car Design HistoryThis automobile-related article is a stub
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Chassis
A chassis (US: /ˈtʃæsi/,[1] UK: /ˈʃæsi/;[2] plural chassis /-iz/) is the internal framework of an artificial object, which supports the object in its construction and use
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Monocoque
Monocoque
Monocoque
(/ˈmɒnəˌkɒk, -ˌkoʊk/), also structural skin, is a structural system where loads are supported through an object's external skin, similar to an egg shell. The word monocoque is a French term for "single shell" or (of boats) "single hull".[1] A true monocoque carries both tensile and compressive forces within the skin and can be recognised by the absence of a load carrying internal frame. By contrast, a semi-monocoque is a hybrid combining a tensile stressed skin and a compressive structure made up of longerons and ribs or frames.[2] Other semi-monocoques, not to be confused with true monocoques, include vehicle unibodies, which tend to be composites, and inflatable shells or balloon tanks, both of which are pressure stabilised
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Composite Material
A composite material (also called a composition material or shortened to composite, which is the common name) is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components
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Fiberglass
Fiberglass
Fiberglass
(US) or fibreglass (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber. The fibers may be randomly arranged, flattened into a sheet (called a chopped strand mat), or woven into a fabric. The plastic matrix may be a thermoset polymer matrix – most often based on thermosetting polymers such as epoxy, polyester resin, or vinylester – or a thermoplastic. Cheaper and more flexible than carbon fiber, it is stronger than many metals by weight, and can be molded into complex shapes. Applications include aircraft, boats, automobiles, bath tubs and enclosures, swimming pools, hot tubs, septic tanks, water tanks, roofing, pipes, cladding, casts, surfboards, and external door skins. Other common names for fiberglass are glass-reinforced plastic (GRP),[1] glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP)[2] or GFK (from German: Glasfaserverstärkter Kunststoff)
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Dean Moon
Dean Moon (May 1, 1927 – June 4, 1987), grew up in Norwalk, California. Moon was around cars and racing from his youth as his father owned "Moon Cafe" with a go-kart track he called "Moonza", a pun on Monza.[1] He was involved in dry lake hot-rodding in that late 1940's.[2] He founded MOON Speed Equipment business (c.1950) and worked to improve the quality and safety of speed and racing products his entire life. Moon was one of the original founding members that created Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association in 1963.[3] Dean Moon was a “Hot Rodder” and innovator of speed parts. He built and raced cars from El Mirage Dry Lake and Bonneville Salt Flats to the Drag Strips and beyond, and established a company that became an icon in the Hot Rod industry. Starting his business from modest beginnings in a garage behind his father's Moon's Cafe in Norwalk, he grew it into an internationally recognized brand name
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Land Speed Racing
Land speed racing
Land speed racing
is a form of motorsport. Land speed racing
Land speed racing
is best known for the efforts to break the absolute land speed record, but it is not limited to specialist vehicles.Contents1 History 2 Women's record 3 Records by class3.1 1965–present wheel driven cars4 See also 5 Notes 6 External linksHistory[edit] The sport's origins date to the 1930s in California, when the Southern California Timing Association first held meets for a variety of hot rodded vehicles. Ever since, any vehicle – car, truck, or motorcycle – able to meet the safety regulations has been able to make an attempt to break the existing record. The record is set by averaging two runs (commonly called "passes"), one in either direction, within the space of two hours.[citation needed] All vehicles are separated by classes based on displacement
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Dragster (car)
A dragster is a specialized competition automobile used in drag racing. Dragsters, also commonly called "diggers", can be broadly placed in three categories, based on the fuel they use: Gas (gasoline), Alcohol (methanol), and Fuel (a mixture of gasoline and nitromethane). They are most commonly single-engined, though twin-engined designs did race in the 1950s and 1960s. The design of dragsters evolved from the front-engined rail (named for the exposed frame rails) of the earliest days of drag racing, into the "slingshot" (with the driver between or behind the rear tires, or "slicks") of the early to middle 1960s, to the "modern" type common in the 1970sContents1 History 2 Historic cars 3 Notes 4 SourceHistory[edit] The front engine dragster came about due to engines initially being located in the car's frame in front of the driver. They did not use (and current types still do not use) any form of suspension. Because of this, they are prone to becoming unstable at speed
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Recreational Vehicle
The term recreational vehicle (RV) is often used as a broad category of motor vehicles and trailers which include living quarters for designed temporary accommodation.[1][2] Types of RVs include motorhomes, campervans, caravans (also known as travel trailers and camper trailers), fifth-wheel trailers, popup campers and truck campers.Contents1 Features 2 History 3 Usage 4 Regional language variations 5 Demographics 6 Terms 7 See also 8 References 9 Further readingFeatures[edit]Map symbol used by the US NPS to indicate an RV campgroundTypical amenities of an RV include a kitchen, a bathroom, and one or more sleeping facilities. RVs can range from the utilitarian — containing only sleeping quarters and basic cooking facilities — to the luxurious, with features like air conditioning (AC), water heaters, televisions and satellite receptors, and quartz countertops, for example[3]. RVs can either be trailers (which are towed behind motor vehicles) or self-motorized[4]
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Bunkie Knudsen
Semon Emil "Bunkie" Knudsen, (October 2, 1912 in Buffalo, New York
Buffalo, New York
– July 6, 1998 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), was a prominent American automobile executive.Contents1 Early life 2 General Motors career 3 Move to Ford and the larger Mustang 4 Firing from Ford 5 Later career 6 See also 7 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Knudsen was the son of former General Motors President, and Army three-star general William S. Knudsen. Although close with his father, he was not spoiled. He was interested in mechanical things, particularly automobiles. When he asked for a car as a teenager, his father gave him one in pieces, which he had to assemble
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Henry Ford II
Henry Ford
Henry Ford
II (September 4, 1917 – September 29, 1987), sometimes known as "HF2" or "Hank the Deuce", was the eldest son of Edsel
Edsel
Ford and eldest grandson of Henry Ford. He was president of the Ford
Ford
Motor Company from 1945 to 1960, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) [2] and chairman for several months thereafter. Notably, under the leadership of Henry Ford
Henry Ford
II, Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
became a publicly traded corporation in 1956. From 1943 to 1950, he also served as president of the Ford
Ford
Foundation
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Chrysler
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
US LLC (commonly known as Chrysler) (/ˈkraɪslər/) is the American subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., an Italian-American automobile manufacturer registered in the Netherlands with headquarters in London, U.K., for tax purposes.[4] FCA US is one of the "Big Three" American automobile manufacturers. FCA US has its headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan and sells vehicles worldwide under its flagship Chrysler
Chrysler
brand, as well as the Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Trucks
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Kidney
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs found on the left and right sides of the body in vertebrates. They are located at the back of the abdominal cavity in the retroperitoneal space. In adults they are about 11 centimetres (4.3 in) in length. They receive blood from the paired renal arteries; blood exits into the paired renal veins. Each kidney is attached to a ureter, a tube that carries excreted urine to the bladder. The nephron is the structural and functional unit of the kidney. Each adult kidney contains around one million nephrons. The nephron utilizes four processes to alter the blood plasma which flows to it: filtration, reabsorption, secretion, and excretion
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Heart Failure
Heart
Heart
failure (HF), often referred to as congestive heart failure (CHF), is when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs.[9][10][11] Signs and symptoms commonly include shortness of breath, excessive tiredness, and leg swelling.[2] The shortness of breath is usually worse with exercise, while lying down, and may wake the person at night.[2] A limited ability to exercise is also a common feature.[12] Chest pain, including angina, does not typically occur due to heart failure.[13] Common causes of heart failure include coronary artery disease including a previous myocardial infarction (heart attack),
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