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Jensen Motors
JENSEN MOTORS LTD was a British manufacturer of sports cars and commercial vehicles in West Bromwich , England. Brothers Alan and Richard Jensen gave the new name, Jensen Motors
Jensen Motors
Limited, to the commercial body and sports car body making business of W J Smith "> 1935 Jensen-Ford "woodie " Shooting brake 1938 Jensen S-type drophead, 3.5 litre In 1926 young Alan Jensen (1906-1994) and his brother Richard Jensen (1909-1977) built a new boat-tailed sporting body on one of the first Chummy baby Austins. It was seen by Alfred Herbert Wilde, (1891-1930) chief engineer of Standard Motor Company . He persuaded Alan Jensen to join New Avon Body Co , a Standard Motor associate and under Wilde’s aegis Alan Jensen designed the first Standard Avon open two-seaters produced from 1929 to 1933
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Bus
A BUS (archaically also OMNIBUS, MULTIBUS, MOTORBUS, AUTOBUS) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers . Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-decker rigid bus , with larger loads carried by double-decker and articulated buses , and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses ; coaches are used for longer-distance services. Many types of buses, such as city transit buses and inter-city coaches, charge a fare. Other types, such as elementary or secondary school buses or shuttle buses within a post-secondary education campus do not charge a fare. In many jurisdictions, bus drivers require a special licence above and beyond a regular driver\'s licence
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Austin Gipsy
The AUSTIN GIPSY is an automobile which was produced by Austin from 1958 to 1968. It was designed as a replacement for the Austin Champ to compete with Rover 's Land Rover . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYAustin picked the name with an "I" spelling rather than gypsy . The Gipsy was visually similar to the Land Rover, but unlike the Land Rover, the Gipsy's bodywork was steel. The suspension was sophisticated, independent suspension all round using Flexitor rubber springs, which gave the Gipsy the ability to travel at high speeds over rough terrain. As an option, later models offered leaf springs on the front and rear. It used a BMC 2199 cc petrol engine based on the one in the Austin A70
Austin A70
; the compression ratio was 6.8:1, making the petrol-powered vehicle tolerant of low octane fuel. A 2178 cc diesel-engined version was also offered
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Coupe
A COUPé (/coo-pay/, or US COUPE, /coop/) (from the French past participle coupé, of the infinitive couper, to cut) is a car with the body style two doors and fixed roof, that is shorter than a sedan or saloon (British and Irish English) of the same model, It may or may not have back seating for two persons, which may or may not be tight-spaced. The precise definition of the term varies between manufacturers and over time. The term was first applied to 19th-century carriages, where the rear-facing seats had been eliminated, or cut out. CONTENTS * 1 Pronunciation * 2 History * 3 Definitions and descriptions * 4 Current usage * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links PRONUNCIATIONIn most English-speaking countries, the French spelling coupé and anglicized pronunciation /kuːˈpeɪ/ koo-PAY are used. The stress may be equal or on either the first or second syllable; stressing the first syllable is the more anglicized variant
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Automotive
The AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design , development , manufacturing , marketing , and selling of motor vehicles , some of them are called automakers. It is one of the world's most important economic sectors by revenue . The automotive industry does not include industries dedicated to the maintenance of automobiles following delivery to the end-user, such as automobile repair shops and motor fuel filling stations . The term automotive was created from Greek autos (self), and Latin motivus (of motion) to represent any form of self-powered vehicle. This term was proposed by Elmer Sperry
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World War II
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations * Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War (more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIES AXIS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Ford Flathead V8 Engine
The FORD FLATHEAD V8 (often called simply the FORD FLATHEAD, FLATHEAD FORD, or FLATTY when the context is implicit, such as in hot-rodding ) is a V8 engine of the valve-in-block type designed by the Ford Motor Company and built by Ford and various licensees. During the engine's first decade of production, when overhead-valve engines were rare, it was usually known simply as the FORD V‑8, and the first car model in which it was installed, the Model 18 , was (and still is) often called simply the "Ford V‑8", after its new engine . Although the V8 configuration was not new when the Ford V8 was introduced in 1932, the latter was a market first in the respect that it made an 8-cylinder affordable and a V engine
V engine
affordable to the emerging mass market consumer for the first time
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Marque
A BRAND is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer. Brands are used in business , marketing , and advertising . Initially, livestock branding was adopted to differentiate one person’s cattle from another's by means of a distinctive symbol burned into the animal’s skin with a hot branding iron . If a person would steal the animals, anyone could detect the symbol and deduce the actual owner. However, the term has been extended to mean a strategic personality for a product or company, so that ‘brand’ now suggests the values and promises that a consumer may perceive and buy into. BRANDING is a set of marketing and communication methods that help to distinguish a company or products from competitors, aiming to create a lasting impression in the minds of customers
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Reynolds Technology
REYNOLDS TECHNOLOGY is a manufacturer of tubing for bicycle frames and other bicycle components based in Birmingham
Birmingham
, England
England
established in 1898. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Cycle tubing development * 1.2 Composites * 2 Tubing types * 2.1 Steel * 2.2 Aluminium
Aluminium
* 2.3 Titanium
Titanium
* 2.4 Magnesium * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY The Reynolds 531SL fork blade decal showing on a set of 531SL fork blades. The Reynolds Tube Company was founded in 1898 by John Reynolds in Birmingham, England
England
, but traces its origins back to 1841 when John Reynolds set up a company manufacturing nails . In 1897, the company patented the process for making butted tubes, which are thicker at the ends than in the middle, this allowed frame builders to create frames that were both strong and lightweight
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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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Chrysler Corporation
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
Ram Trucks
. Other major divisions include Mopar
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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All Wheel Drive
An ALL-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE (AWD VEHICLE) is one with a powertrain capable of providing power to all its wheels, whether full-time or on-demand. The most common forms of all-wheel drive are: 4×4 (also, four-wheel drive and 4WD) Reflecting two axles with both wheels on each capable of being powered. 6×6 (also, six-wheel drive and 6WD) Reflecting three axles with both wheels on each capable of being powered. 8×8 (also, eight-wheel drive and 8WD) Reflecting four axles with both wheels on each capable of being powered. Vehicles may be either part-time all-wheel drive or full-time: On-demand (also, part-time) One axle is permanently connected to the drive, the other is being connected as needed Full-time (also, permanent) All axles are permanently connected, with or without a differential
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Maxaret
Dunlop 's MAXARET was the first anti-lock braking system (ABS) to be widely used. Introduced in the early 1950s, Maxaret
Maxaret
was rapidly taken up in the aviation world, after testing found a 30% reduction in stopping distances, and the elimination of tyre bursts or flat spots due to skids . Experimental fittings on cars and motorcycles demonstrated mixed performance, and ABS systems would not appear on mainstream, non sporting cars until the 1970s when electronic controls matured. CONTENTS * 1 Operation * 2 Aircraft use * 3 Other uses * 4 References * 4.1 Notes * 4.2 Bibliography * 5 External links OPERATIONThe Maxaret
Maxaret
system had four main parts, all of which weighed only 4.7 pounds and fit within the small confines of a main landing gear wheel. The system was entirely mechanical, and worked by measuring the relative speed of two spinning disks
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Anti-lock Braking System
An ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM or ANTI-SKID BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking , preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. It is an automated system that uses the principles of threshold braking and cadence braking which were practiced by skillful drivers with previous generation braking systems. It does this at a much faster rate and with better control than many drivers could manage. ABS generally offers improved vehicle control and decreases stopping distances on dry and slippery surfaces; however, on loose gravel or snow-covered surfaces, ABS can significantly increase braking distance , although still improving vehicle steering control. Since initial widespread use in production cars, anti-lock braking systems have been improved considerably
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Fastback
A FASTBACK is a car body style whose roofline slopes continuously down at the back. It is a form of back for an automobile body consisting of a single convex curve from the top to the rear bumper . This automotive design element "relates to an interest in streamlining and aerodynamics , and has gone in and out of fashion at various times." The fastback word can also designate the car itself
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Vignale
VIGNALE was an Italian automobile coachbuilder company. Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale
Vignale
was established in 1948 at Via Cigliano, Turin by Alfredo Vignale
Vignale
(born 1913) in Grugliasco, near Turin (Torino). The first body on a Fiat 500 Topolino base was made in 1948, followed by a special Fiat 1100 . Most customers were Italian firms such as Cisitalia , Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
, Ferrari
Ferrari
, Fiat
Fiat
, Maserati
Maserati
, Lancia
Lancia
. In 1952, Vignale
Vignale
collaborated with Briggs Cunningham
Briggs Cunningham
to jointly produce the Continental C-3 . In 1968, Vignale
Vignale
designed the body of Tatra 613
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