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Robert "Bob" Gurr (born October 25, 1931) is an Imagineer and Disney Legend responsible for designing most, if not all, of the ride vehicles for many early Disneyland attractions.[1] Disney insiders often refer to these as "Gurrmobiles".

First hired by W.E.D. Enterprises (now known as Walt Disney Imagineering) among the many projects Gurr developed and designed are the Autopia vehicles, the Flying Saucers, the antique cars and double decker buses on Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A, the Haunted Mansion Doom Buggies, the Disneyland Monorail, The Submarine Voyage, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds. As well, Gurr helped design the inner mechanics of Disney's first Audio-Animatronics figure, Abraham Lincoln, used in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.

Named a Disney Legend in 2004,[2] Gurr continues to consult on Disney projects. In a March 2008 presentation Gurr was honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A. The window, seen above the Disney Clothiers on Main Street, reads: Leading the race to the future – Meteor Cycle Co. – Our vehicles pass the test of time – Fast, Faultless, and Fadless – Bob Gurr – Design Impresario

In 2012, Gurr released his memoir, titled Design: Just For Fun[3].




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