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Congratulations on a life well lived, and thank you for the RE. Yamamoto was born in Kumamoto Prefecture, though he would subsequently move with his family to Hiroshima City. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He became president of Mazda in and chairman two years later. Inhe was charged with making the rotary engine — a simplified, compact engine invented by German engineer Felix Wankel — commercially viable.

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In only two years, he was promoted from a factory worker to management and started a project for a new engine, set to power a new small three-wheel truck with a Mazda badge. He is true automotive legend.

But Mazda was unique. May you rest with the Auto.

RIP Kenichi Yamamoto, Father of the Mazda Rotary Engine, 1922-2017

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The former president started as a worker in a Toyo Kogyo factory inbuilding transmissions after his home in Hiroshima was destroyed in World War II. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Other companies considered the rotary a source of revenue and if there was no profit, they gave up. Yes, I’d like to receive information and special offers about Automotive News subscriptions.


He made certain not only that the rotary engine was reality in production, but also that it was eventually bulletproof. Subsequently, the engine was mass-produced and featured in the company’s vehicles.

We raced the Argo two straight season, ran every race of each year, every session of every race and every lap of each session and won both endurance championships without removing the engine from the car once!

This post is filed under: Write a customer review. The success of an improved engine would allow Toyo Kogyo to remain independent. He was in my opinion, a great man who with his engineering team stood alone with the development of the rotary engine.

Yes, I’d like to stay informed about upcoming Automotive News events and conferences. Best of all, however is to see such an inspirational individual to so many. Kneichi you like to tell us about a lower price? Rather than a reluctant donkey that needs prodding, the rotary leaps forwards with the unrestrained joy of a young puppy, giving its power freely. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

The engineer succeeded, and inkenidhi Cosmo, a sports car prototype with a rotary engine, debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show. Great machines conceived by even greater people. Kenichi Yamamoto was a automotive legend in his commitment to the development of the rotary engine. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Mazda Rotary Engine’s Father, Kenichi Yamamoto, Passes Away

A year later, he retired from the company. Yamamoto helped transform Mazda, which was known as Toyo Kogyo untilfrom a small Japanese automaker to a global brand, first as an engineer, then as an executive.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. He began examining them during his off time, carefully checking the specs and tolerances on the transmission components he was assembling.

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Kenichi Yamamoto, champion of Mazda’s rotary engine, dies at With state support, he and Toyo Kogyo were able to develop the rotary engine over the next 15 years, eventually introducing it to the U. Every automobile manufacturer needs someone like Kenichi Yamamato and I am thankful to have been drawn into the sphere of rotary engine ownership. Have an opinion about this story?

You can unsubscribe at any time through links in these emails. We lived in an area where there were still small family farms in the neighborhood in Kamakura. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, in he graduated from Tokyo Imperial University inand returned to his home city right after the end of World War II, only to find his home completely destroyed and his younger sister dead.