Pilot, astronaute, Entrepreneur.   Gain his American Aero Club licence in 1909. Went on to set records for the quickest 150 kilometres, and the greatest distances travelled in a quarter of an hour and half an hour by 1911.  Famed for two fantastic feats: his aviation achievements and his invention of coachwork technology. Open facilities in both Paris and London – 1923, and one in Indianapolis – 1928. Offices in New York City and Cologne, ‘Weymann fabric coachwork’ soon entered the industry consciousness, becoming almost a generic among automakers.  His British company evolved almost seamlessly into Metro Cammell Weymann, a major manufacturer of bus bodies.


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