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Steve Huff
02-09-2008, 04:06 PM
My son has to write something about a black american that influenced the automotive industry. Does anyone know of a black american that in any way, influenced the auto industry? Thanks.

Alexio92
02-09-2008, 04:10 PM
Venus Williams

LanEvo
02-09-2008, 04:12 PM
find a black nascar racer

TheShaun
02-09-2008, 04:15 PM
My son has to write something about a black american that influenced the automotive industry. Does anyone know of a black american that in any way, influenced the auto industry? Thanks.

here's an article that mentions a few names. not sure that they made a major impact on the industry but they are in high up roles within the industry.
http://www.michronicleonline.com/articlelive/articles/2293/1/Auto-industry-others-cannot-ignore-Black-talent/Page1.html

TheShaun
02-09-2008, 04:30 PM
there are a couple of african americans on the international executive board of the UAW.

CanadianChic
02-09-2008, 05:19 PM
http://www.aaregistry.com/african_american_history/2487/Carl_Stokes_was_a_remarkable_leader

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Stokes

http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/56ext8ae9780252027604.html

or

http://www.grandtimes.com/rosa.html

http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/par0bio-1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks

DrewRafter8
02-09-2008, 05:22 PM
Latrell Sprewell and his brother

CanadianChic
02-09-2008, 05:25 PM
Latrell Sprewell and his brother

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latrell_Sprewell

http://www.tv.com/latrell-sprewell/person/361808/biography.html



Links are always helpful.

TheShaun
02-09-2008, 05:42 PM
My son has to write something about a black american that influenced the automotive industry. Does anyone know of a black american that in any way, influenced the auto industry? Thanks.

i got it! i knew there was someone i was missing. max siegel is the president of global operations of dale earnhardt inc. this is one of the most influential racing teams in america.

http://www.maxsiegel.com/

Steve Huff
02-09-2008, 09:15 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't know how some of them influenced the Automotive Industry, but I did get a couple of good names to choose from. Thanks again.

slice bh compliment
02-09-2008, 10:35 PM
Your boy could get pretty creative if he chose to profile XIBIT and the boys from West Coast Customs.

He could end the presentation with something like, "{flcik} you've officially been pimped."

StealthGnome
02-09-2008, 10:44 PM
Your boy could get pretty creative if he chose to profile XIBIT and the boys from West Coast Customs.

He could end the presentation with something like, "{flcik} you've officially been pimped."

LOL Do it! Ballinn'' LOL

TheShaun
02-09-2008, 11:17 PM
i got it! i knew there was someone i was missing. max siegel is the president of global operations of dale earnhardt inc. this is one of the most influential racing teams in america.

http://www.maxsiegel.com/

Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't know how some of them influenced the Automotive Industry, but I did get a couple of good names to choose from. Thanks again.

steve,

if you're not a racing buff you may not know that there is loads of data on how the sponsorship of nascar racing teams affects the fans who watch. although max doesn't directly influence the auto industry there is an indirect influence on the public. I think DEI uses GM products. nascar is one of the fastest growing sports. again, loads of data on this too.

i think this is a very interesting topic, please keep me/us updated on who your son chose to write about.

princess bossass
02-09-2008, 11:18 PM
How old is your son? Too young to use the internet/library database? Why are you doing his research?

Deuce
02-09-2008, 11:30 PM
How old is your son? Too young to use the internet/library database? Why are you doing his research?
I was thinking something similar.
If it's his project to do, then finding and choosing a suitable subject is certainly part of the education.
A good teacher will grade on not only the content of the essay, but also on the choice of subject. That's why the kid should choose the subject.