Swift Engineering

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swift Engineering
Founded1983; 39 years ago (1983)
California, USA
HeadquartersSan Clemente , California, USA
Area served
Key people
Hiro Matsushita (Chairman & CEO)
Number of employees
ParentMatsushita International Corp

Swift Engineering Inc. is an American Spacecraft Engineering firm that builds Autonomous systems, helicopters, submarines, spacecraft, ground vehicles, robotics, and composite parts. Swift used to produce racing cars for an open-wheel racing series, including Formula Ford, Formula Atlantic, the Champ Car World Series, and Formula Nippon having designed and fabricated over 500 race cars.

Overview[change | change source]

Swift Engineering was founded as SWIFT CARS in 1983 by David Bruns, Alex Cross, R. K. Smith, and Paul White.[2] Their first car, the DB-1, was a Formula Ford which won the SCCA National Championship in its debut race.[3] The company later built cars for Sports 2000, Formula Ford 2000, Formula Atlantic and Champ Car. Swift chassis won the Atlantic Championship from 1989 to 1992 and British Formula Renault in 1990.

In 1991, Swift was purchased by Panasonic executive and former Indycar racing driver Hiro Matsushita[4]grandson of Kōnosuke Matsushita[5]-founder of Panasonic, who renamed the firm Swift Engineering.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Swift Tactical Systems expands VTOL UAS capabilities". Aerospace Manufacturing and Design. 23 August 2021. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  2. "Rekindling The Flame". Archived from the original on August 25, 2006.
  3. "First Win PR" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-07.
  4. "HIRO AT LARGE". Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  5. "The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita". Archived from the original on 6 November 2021. Retrieved 8 November 2021.