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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. He grew up in Southern California
Southern California
where he started developing his artistic talents in grade school. 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
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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 1970s CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Historic cars * 3 Notes * 4 Source HISTORYThe 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
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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 . He was involved in dry lake hot-rodding in that late 1940's. 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. 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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Fiberglass
FIBERGLASS (or FIBREGLASS; "Fiberglas" is a trademarked brand name) is a type of fiber-reinforced plastic where the reinforcement fiber is specifically glass fiber . The glass fiber 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 . Fiberglass
Fiberglass
is unique in its strength and yet it is lightweight. The glass fibers are made of various types of glass depending upon the fiberglass use. These glasses all contain silica or silicate, with varying amounts of oxides of calcium, magnesium, and sometimes boron. To be used in fiberglass, glass fibers have to be made with very low levels of defects. Fiberglass
Fiberglass
is a strong lightweight material and is used for many products
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Recreational Vehicle
A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (RV) is, in North America
North America
, the usual term for a motor vehicle or trailer equipped with living space and amenities found in a home . Several definitions exist for RVs and vary by region, including "camper van ", "caravan ", and "motorhome ", but are also used to designate different types of vehicles outside North America. CONTENTS * 1 Features * 2 Function * 3 Types * 4 History * 5 RV lifestyle * 6 Other meanings * 6.1 In English * 6.2 In other languages * 7 Terms * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 Further reading * 11 External links FEATURES This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (October 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) A recreational vehicle normally includes a kitchen, a bathroom, and one or more sleeping facilities
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Bunkie Knudsen
SEMON EMIL "BUNKIE" KNUDSEN, (October 2, 1912 in Buffalo, New York – July 6, 1998 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
), was a prominent American automobile executive. CONTENTS * 1 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 References EARLY LIFEKnudsen 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. He pursued an engineering education, graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1936
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Zora Arkus-Duntov
ZORA ARKUS-DUNTOV (December 25, 1909 – April 21, 1996) was a Belgian -born American engineer whose work on the Chevrolet Corvette earned him the nickname "Father of the Corvette." He is sometimes erroneously referred to as the inventor of the Corvette, although that title belongs to Harley Earl . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Ardun * 3 General Motors * 4 Retirement * 5 Death * 6 Honors and awards * 7 See also * 8 References EARLY LIFEDuntov was born ZACHARY ARKUS in Belgium on December 25, 1909. His parents were both Russian-born Jews ; his father was a mining engineer and his mother was a medical student in Brussels . After the family returned to their hometown of Leningrad , Duntov's parents divorced. His mother's new partner, Josef Duntov, another mining engineer, had moved into the household
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Automotive Design
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN is a set of professional vocations or occupations involved in the development of the appearance, and to some extent the ergonomics , of motor vehicles or more specifically road vehicles. See glossary of automotive design . This most commonly refers to automobiles but also refers to motorcycles , trucks , buses , coaches , and vans
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Henry Ford II
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
Henry Ford
. He was president of the Ford
Ford
Motor Company from 1945 to 1960, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) 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 Foundation
Ford Foundation

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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. The individual components remain separate and distinct within the finished structure. The new material may be preferred for many reasons: common examples include materials which are stronger, lighter, or less expensive when compared to traditional materials. More recently, researchers have also begun to actively include sensing, actuation, computation and communication into composites, which are known as Robotic Materials
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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". 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 . 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. The term is frequently misused, particularly as a marketing term for structures built up from hollow components
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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 filter the blood in order to make urine , to release and retain water, and to remove waste and nitrogen (the excretory system ). They also control the ion concentrations and acid-base balance of the blood. Each kidney feeds urine into the bladder by means of a tube known as the ureter . In humans, they are roughly 11 centimetres (4.3 in) in length. The kidneys regulate the balance of ions known as electrolytes in the blood, along with maintaining acid base homeostasis . They also move waste products out of the blood and into the urine, such as nitrogen-containing urea and ammonium . Kidneys also regulate fluid balance and blood pressure . They are also responsible for the reabsorption of water , glucose , and amino acids . The kidneys also produce hormones including calcitriol and erythropoietin
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Heart Failure
HEART FAILURE (HF), often referred to as CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (CHF), occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs. Signs and symptoms commonly include shortness of breath , excessive tiredness , and leg swelling . The shortness of breath is usually worse with exercise , while lying down , and may wake the person at night . A limited ability to exercise is also a common feature. Chest pain , including angina , does not typically occur due to heart failure. Common causes of heart failure include coronary artery disease including a previous myocardial infarction (heart attack), high blood pressure , atrial fibrillation , valvular heart disease , excess alcohol use , infection , and cardiomyopathy of an unknown cause. These cause heart failure by changing either the structure or the functioning of the heart
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Chrysler
FCA US LLC (also called FIAT CHRYSLER or CHRYSLER) (/ˈkraɪslər/ ) is the American subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. , an Italian controlled automobile manufacturer registered in the Netherlands with headquarters in London
London
, U.K., for tax purposes. 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
Dodge
, Jeep
Jeep
, and Ram Trucks . Other major divisions include Mopar , its automotive parts and accessories division, and SRT , its performance automobile division. Walter Chrysler founded CHRYSLER CORPORATION in 1925 from the remains of the Maxwell Motor Company
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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
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