The third in Stuart Macey's "School Boy Dreams" series. The Fairlady Z represents the definitive version of the 240z. A relatively attainable sports car bumped to dream car status due to it's unattainability in western markets.
"..we could go on making cheap economy cars forever, but by doing so, we would never be able to move forward in export markets. Nissan, and Japan as a whole, need to build something stunning, something original that would make the foreign manufacturers sit up and take notice of us." - Yutaka Katayama
The story of the Nissan Z cars is all to familiar. A rouge executive sidelined by his counterparts leads a rag tag team of designers to create something pure and rooted in passion. Strategy guided by gut feeling, and the type of success that leaves naysayers on the dark side of history.
The 240z was designed by Yoshihiko Matsuo, who led a small team to bring Yutaka Katayama's vision to reality.
Z cars currently hold the record for the best selling sports car series of all time with over 2 million cars sold
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H-Point:The Fundamentals of Car Design & Packaging
Compiled for aspiring car creators everywhere, H-Point provides a unique and comprehensive introduction to advanced vehicle packaging and design. Written and illustrated by Stuart Macey with Geoff Wardle, this book demystifies the automotive design process and allows designers access to an illustrious careers worth of knowledge. Stuart currently works as a studio engineer at the Hyundai Design North America studio in Southern California and teaches vehicle architecture part time at Art Center College of Design. Geoff is Director of Advanced Mobilty at Art Center
After 5 successful years and widespread adoption by most design colleges around the world, we wanted to make an eBook version for iPad. We took the opportunity to update and add some content based on customer feedback. These updates lead to the 2nd edition
Overall, we changed the layout to make it easier to read and added more color. Expanded the History, Ideation, Proportions, and Mobility chapters. New cover art. An additional 64 pages of content!
Here are some details.
Ch1. History separated out the timeline of events vs cars. Our goal was to look at the correlation between significant events or advances in technology that lead to changes in design direction. Added about 9 pages , was 7 now 16.
Ch2. Getting started is about the same , with a couple of different package samples.
Ch3. Function & Market segments , very similar
Ch4. Ideation. Added a greater variety of vehicle types to show how the focus and amount of ideation will depend on vehicle function. + 10 pages was 7 now 17
Ch5. Size and proportion Added a section on tape drawing, to describe the process of getting from 2D to 3D.
Ch6. Occupant Packaging added 4 pages to expand on rear occupants, describing how there is greater scope for rear occupant packaging vs front which is very constrained.
Ch7. Interiors changed the layout , expanded info a little on safety and introduced HMI
Ch8. Powertrain. Very similar
Ch9. Wheels and tires Very similar
Ch10 Suspension Very Similar
Ch11. Body very Similar
Ch12. Mobility added intro to Autonomous cars increased from 2 to 7 pages
Save The Manuals! Decal available now, in 3 different sizes.
TMGPS Loop Key Fob
Laser etched leather key fob.
Made in England.
TMGPS VINTAGE HAT
The TMGPS Vintage (Dad) hat for that low key effortless style. This unstructured 100% cotton peached twill cap has an antique brass buckle closure, and comes out of the box with a vintage feel.
What we love about these is it's the perfect hat to toss in your glove box or backseat without having to worry to much about keeping it crispy and clean like most hats.
• One Size Fits All
• Dad cap with peached twill fabric
• Antique brass buckle closure
• Matching under-visor w/ 4-row stitching.
Curb Roots T-Shirt
Curb's roots in car design began in 1979 drawing body layouts, lofting curves and cutting sections through sheet metal structures.
In 1970’s England, bodies were drawn by hand; at full scale, on aluminum plates coated in white enamel with solid gold leads, hammered and sharpened to a chisled edge. The drawings were accurate, within a fraction of a millimeter.
In the early 80’s we worked in West Germany, drawing on mylar with ink. The German toolmakers appreciated nice drawings and liked us to add a 0.25mm “luft” space between spot weld flanges for joint sealer. This was the difference between British and German body engineering, a psychological gap between perfection and failure.
By the mid 80’s, computers took over and the art of body drafting was lost forever. Curb Industries is rooted in this art form, and we like to think that the craftsmanship we developed in those early years exists today in everything we do.
Plaster up your trapper keeper, and your cooler, and your Mom's Previa. Sticker all the things.
Includes 2 - 4"x6" Sticker sheets
Curb Low Contrast T-Shirt
100% American made t-shirts!
An 11" wide curb logo on a premium quality t-shirt. Pretty much always 100% cotton aside from the "Heather" colors which are usually a cotton/poly blend that feels absolutely amazing and holds up to years of washing.