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Robert Henry Gurr was hired as an Industrial Design consultant, evaluating the cars for Autopia. Gurr's knowledge and skill impressed Walt Disney so much, that he invited Bob to join Imagineering. As an Imagineer, Gurr submitted designs for more than a hundred rides and vehicles. Gurr was responsible for designing most of the vehicles and rides at Disney Parks. Among his designs are Disneyland's Autopia cars, Matterhorn Bobsleds, the Haunted Mansion Doombuggies, Tomorrowland's Flying Saucers, the Disney Monorails, the Main Street Cars & Carriages and the Submarine Voyage. Gurr's also contributed to the internal mechanics involved with Disney's Audio-Animatronic Abraham Lincoln.
In 1981, Bob Gurr retired from Walt Disney Imagineering to launch his own firm, GurrDesign, Inc., specializing in entertainment engineering. He has also created the Universal Studio Tours' King Kong and the Tyrannosaurus Rex in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Bob Gurr was named a Disney Legend in 2004 and continues to consult, design and build.