This particular Tuesday, my boss came over immediately after lunch, and said that Joe Oros, director of Ford exterior studio, wanted to go over all the design items for that Friday.
Since my boss had not given the Falcon ornament job out, I got it.
With 2 hours to make some type of design--anything for the initial discussion was okay, just so long as it had lots of pizzazz--I simply took this Oreo cookie I had not eaten, slid it apart, and then sprayed the heck out of it with silver and flat black Krylon.
This was then dabbed with Klennex to really get a chromed top look and the black to appear as "depth" of detail.
asked about the ornament as a passing comment, assuming it was all prepared.
My boss piped in and also asked me where it was.
I pointed to the driver side of the 2-door Falcon roof area.
They walked over, and Joe
just said, "That's the best ornament I've seen.
How did you make it in three dimensions?"
Well, we talked several minutes, and then my boss asked the same question so he
could get Joe away from me and out of the studio.
I then simply went over to the car, took the ornament off, and slowly snapped it in half.
flipped and did a double take at both me and my boss.
said, "Make another one and we show it, but for approval, not for direction.
My boss was astonished and was taken aback by my solution to the problem.
I tell about this incident for several reasons.
The most important in that back in those styling days anything went, so long as it could be built and looked different.
Only one man had the say on what went on a car, any car, from a Falcon to a Ford
Thunderbird, and that man was Joe Oros