Lee Iacocca, this month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.
The week before Labor Day weekend, my better half and I spent some time driving around. We noticed two things, incredible weather and every imaginable iteration of the Ford Mustang, from the Shelby convertible to the original “1965”.
It got me to thinking about the man responsible for getting these cars onto the streets, Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca.
Born on October 15, 1924 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to parents, Nicola Iacocca and Antonietta Perrotta, Italian immigrants.
If you want to know what kind of impact this man had on our society, try misspelling his last name and see if your spell checker doesn’t autocorrect you . . . I’ll wait. 😉
And he brought us the Ford Pinto with the controversy over the fuel tank design. And was quoted as saying “Safety doesn’t sell”. And was the impetus for engineering ethics courses to use it as…
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