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Old 07-03-2019, 12:33 PM
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Passing of Lee Iacocca

I'm sure some of you guys already know, but Lee Iacocca died yesterday.

Lee Iacocca has died: Ford Mustang creator and former Chrysler CEO dies at 94; cause of death Parkinson's complications - CBS News
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A quick Google search failed to find a landau-barred K-Car, but RIP. I'm sure Kitdy will find an appropriate minivan hearse.

Iacocca's legacy is a tough one for me; he kept a wayward Chrysler solvent and was instrumental in the creation of that iconic piece of 20th-century Americana: the Mustang. These achievements are laudable, but I feel he had a patronizing view of the automotive public (history bears out his success, so it obviously was effective) and certainly had a hand in the race-to-the-bottom and lowest-common-denominator American automotive landscape of the final quarter of the century.
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A quick Google search failed to find a landau-barred K-Car, but RIP. I'm sure Kitdy will find an appropriate minivan hearse.

Iacocca's legacy is a tough one for me; he kept a wayward Chrysler solvent and was instrumental in the creation of that iconic piece of 20th-century Americana: the Mustang. These achievements are laudable, but I feel he had a patronizing view of the automotive public (history bears out his success, so it obviously was effective) and certainly had a hand in the race-to-the-bottom and lowest-common-denominator American automotive landscape of the final quarter of the century.
I will pour some out for Lee, in memory.

In short, he was the most significant auto executive in North America of his generation; and certainly one of the most important ever. He leaves a long shadow over the Big 3.
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