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Happy Birthday, Bob Lutz

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by viperdrummer, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. viperdrummer

    viperdrummer Enthusiast

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    23 years or so ago, Chrysler President Bob Lutz was gazing at his Autocraft Cobra and wondering why his company, then known in large part for K cars, could not build something utterly off the wall and similar to his Cobra.

    He convinced Lee Iacocca to give him a modest budget and 33 months later he produced the car we have come to know and love.

    Maximum Bob turned 80 on February 12. I still keep in touch, and he is busier than any 3 people I know. He continues to consult with GM and Lotus. He appears often on TV and on the lecture circuit. The former Marine can still wheel a car pretty well, too. (and fly a helicoptor)

    Happy birthday, Bob.:)
     
  2. CEJ

    CEJ Enthusiast

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    Happy Birthday to a true Car Guy!

    Shameless plug: If you haven't read Car Guys vs. Bean Counters by Mr. Lutz, you need to put that book on your reading list. Very entertaining and edifying book.
     
  3. zoomie

    zoomie VCA Venom Member Venom Member

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    I think it would be way cool to invite Mr. Lutz to the NYIAS on April 4th
    as part of Stryker Reveal, etc.. and / or VOI 12 !
    Happy Birthday anyway Mr. Lutz ! Thanks !
     
  4. Fatboy 18

    Fatboy 18 Enthusiast

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    Happy Birthday Mr Lutz, 21 again ey :D Best wishes
    Mark
    :uk:

    Happiness is a Fast Red GTS
     

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