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Lee Iacocca died at 94 today. He was the "Father of the Minivan".

As former president of Ford, he tried to sell the concept of the minivan to executives there, but failed. He left Ford to become president of Chrysler, and succeeded in creating the minivan there. Previously, while at Ford, he was responsible for the Mustang. Two amazing achievements.

After he retired from the auto industry, he oversaw the restoration of The Statue of Liberty. Quite a guy.
 

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Lee Iacocca died at 94 today. He was the "Father of the Minivan".

As former president of Ford, he tried to sell the concept of the minivan to executives there, but failed. He left Ford to become president of Chrysler, and succeeded in creating the minivan there. Previously, while at Ford, he was responsible for the Mustang. Two amazing achievements.

After he retired from the auto industry, he oversaw the restoration of The Statue of Liberty. Quite a guy.
Thx, RIP. He had a great podcast a few years back about the future of the minivan, excellent stuff and he was still very sharp.

btw, he wasn't retired from Chrysler during his Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island work.
 
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Do you have a link to the podcast? The minivan was quite the innovation that we all here enjoy today!
 

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Didn't he consider a run for President?
 

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Good link. He was off a few years in the PHEV. I agree it's the future, it's just not here yet. Gas probably has to double to make change, and that will only happen with taxes.

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Lee asked for, and got, a government loan to save Chrysler.
Chrysler paid back the loan in full.
I watched Lee on TV pitch the first Caravan - and I bought one in 1985, and have had one ever since....


From the article:
"We've got to get off fossil fuels.'"
 

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btw, he wasn't retired from Chrysler during his Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island work.
Thanks for the correction.
 
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RIP. Saved Chrysler.
 
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