JOE OROS
1998 Inductee

Ford Division Design Chief from the studio that created the initial clay model for the 1964 1/2 Mustang. Mr. Oros' striking (and now famous) design was a key element in securing the internal approval of the program. More importantly, his design was a key ingredient in the overwhelming success in the market that is now central to Mustang lore. The Mustang was the first automobile to win the Tiffany Gold Medal for excellence in American design. The inscription read, "Mustang has the look, the fire and flavor of one of the great European road cars. Yet it is as American as its name and as practical as its price."

Mr. Oros received the Industrial Design Society Design Award for design of the 1965 Mustang.