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Offline RS ZWEI

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Lamborghini V12 timeline - evo diaries
« on: May 25, 2013, 11:04:49 am »
Ive never heard of Bob Wallace before, awesome to hear of a New Zealand being so involved with such amazing cars, like the Miura and Countach:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiqMVFPLHSM
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Re: Lamborghini V12 timeline - evo diaries
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 11:57:51 am »
I was always intriged that a NZ'er was their engineer when I first read of it in a Wheels magazine back in the '60's when I was going to school.
Not quite sure how he got there but I did read something of it some time ago but forget the details.
He moved to the USA after leaving Lamborghini I believe
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Re: Lamborghini V12 timeline - evo diaries
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 01:11:08 pm »
Wallace was development engineer and chief test driver for Lambo back in the 60's/70's.

Before Lambo he worked at Maserati.

After Lambo he moved to Arizona, setting up his own service shop.

There's a whole chapter on him in Pete Lyon's book "The Complete Book of Lamborghini" (Haynes 1988).

A great book for fans of the marque.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COMPLETE-BOOK-LAMBORGHINI-PETE-LYONS-CAR-BOOK-/150761226562?hash=item231a11c142&item=150761226562&pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&vxp=mtr



Google shows he's still around...

https://plus.google.com/107505314189038427919/about?gl=nz&hl=en



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Re: Lamborghini V12 timeline - evo diaries
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 01:53:11 pm »
I have a Haynes book on Lamborghini but it is written by Anthony Pritchard, published 2005.
I had forgotten about this but a quick browse and I see that he went there in 1963 and asked for a job, left in 1975
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