To the Editor,
I read with interest the article 'The 100 Most Influential of the Millennium' that was published in September 13 issue of Automotive News Europe.
I would like to point out that some very important names have been forgotten:
Pierre-Jules Boulanger (Citroen, father of the 2CV); professor Braunschweig (president of Mercedes); Howard Dutch Darrin (coachbuilding engineer); Elwood Engel (Ford Thunderbird, Chrysler turbine, Barracuda); Virgil Exner (US designer); Giuseppe Figoni and Ovidio Falaschi (French coachbuilders); M. Gregoire (aluminum cast platform); Philippe Guedon (Matra, father of Renault Espace); Bernard Hanon (former Renault chairman); Raymond Loewy (Studebaker); Paul Mages (father of the hydraulic suspension); Bill Mitchell and Chuck Jordan (GM chief designers); David North (GM Oldsmobile Tornado); Paul Panhard (aluminum coachwork); Jean-Pierre Peugeot (Peugeot president); M. Pigozzi (Simca); Karl Probst (Jeep); J.S. Rasmussen (Auto Union Audi); Lucien Rosengart (traction precursor); Malcolm Sayer (Jaguar); Jacques Saoutchtk (French coachbuilder); John Tjaarda (GM designer); Felix Wankel (rotary engine) ... and many other engineers.
By the way, I have been a regular reader of your US sister publication, Automotive News, since 1964.
Groupe Henri Heuliez
BD Georges Pompidou
BP 40-79140 Cerizay, France