Friday 23rd August 2019,

Browsing the "designers" Tag

Ettore Bugatti 1881-1947 by Bugatti

Ettore Bugatti 1881-1947: Pioneering Genius of Design & Engineering

Born in Milan in 1881 into a talented and artistic family, Ettore Bugatti was destined to become the foremost automotive designer of his time. Today, his name is a mark of ultimate automotive innovation and cars bearing it are a [...]

October 5, 2015 Magazine, People
Ogle SX1000 by Pete Edgeler

David Ogle DSC, MBE (1922-1962): Sad Career Of a Creative Designer

David Ogle, DSC and MBE was born in 1922. In 1939 he joined the Fleet Air-Arm of the Royal Navy as a pilot. Ogle flew Supermarine Seafires (the navy`s version of the Spitfire) with distinction in North Africa and the [...]

January 21, 2015 Magazine, People
Mini by Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen

Mini 1959 – 2000: The 40 Year Journey Begins

The word `icon` is so often misused. We should examine, clarify and re-define the word. A fair and accurate definition of the word is established with the following hypothesis: If a photograph is displayed almost anywhere in the world and [...]

November 21, 2014 By country of origin, Cars, Europe, Mini, United Kingdom
Bond by Sharps

Lawrence ‘Lawrie’ Bond (1907-1974)

Lawrence (Lawrie) Bond was born in 1907. He spent WWII working for Blackburn Aircraft as a design engineer. His passion was for racing in the minor formulae and he had some success. He is most remembered for the Bond Minicar, [...]

November 6, 2014 Magazine, People
Colin Chapman CBE

Colin Chapman C.B.E. (1928 – 1982)

There were several giants of the post-war British motor industry but few were as talented as Colin Chapman. He was an inspired designer, design engineer, inventor, racing driver and founder of Lotus Cars. Born in Richmond, Surrey and christened Anthony [...]

October 22, 2014 Magazine, People
Donald Mitchell Healey CBE 1898-1988

Donald Mitchell Healey C.B.E. (1898 – 1988)

Born in Perranporth, Cornwall in 1898, engineer, rally-driver and visionary Donald Healey was an outstanding pioneer in an age of pioneers. His inspirational thinking is still with us today. He understood, more than anyone, what the enthusiastic motorist wanted and [...]

October 14, 2014 Magazine, People
W. O. Bentley

W. O. Bentley 1888 – 1971

Walter Owen Bentley MBE (known universally as W. O.) was the man behind the flying B. Even after bad luck, betrayal and mistreatment he had created something very special, something that would inspire future generation. [...]

September 22, 2014 Magazine, People