I don't think that dad was really represented in a bad way.. I wrote the article..and up to the last paragraph, it left out some stuff..but it didn't change the idea of the article..except that dad wasn't happy with the Mustangs to follow. I actually said something to that end..but then I qualified it with the reason behind it...which goes along with what we have been talking about... The prototype was created AFTER the Mustang ( redesigned Falcon) came out in April 1964. Dad was just so far advanced in his ideas..and not very patient...so he was disappointed when he was asked to design something that would be road and track worthy ..and get Ford back into Racing..which they had pulled out of due to politics...That is another future story...but that is why the sports car for road/track was created.. the MUSTANG.. So dad, PHIL CLARK, already had this idea...and finally had a place to put it out...FORD... when they decided to use all the left over Falcons parts...and didn't have enough time to actually get a new sports car out/MUSTANG in April 1964, dad was disappointed... He was part of a Marketing scheme of Iaccoa's..a GOOD one. They took his design around to colleges...and where the younger people hung out..and pushed buying the "Mustang" ..by the time the 1964 1/2 came out...it was SOLD..everyone had to have one no matter WHAT it looked like. Dad felt it was deceptive...and didn't like being a part of what he called "politics"... Most people don't know it..but there were TWO Mustang I's. One with an engine..one without.... the one without was flown all over America to get people to want something new, different...the Mustang. Interview someone in College in 1962 1963...they would have bought the Mustang ...just for the name. The Marketing Scheme worked.
HOWEVER...Dad's ideas actually came out in the next couple of years...MUSTANG COUPE (Fastback) and Mach... he also created the 2+2 idea... some of his ideas went into the GT40... and others... some of Dad's ideas can be found everywhere...STILL TODAY IN 2005!... and he was gone in 1968! To be so far advanced that production can just now keep up with the ideas.... wow. Phil Clark.. was certainly a design Genius.
BY THE WAY: If Mustang Monthly had sent back the article for me to proof read before printing.. I could have caught this...instead..well thanks for letting me use your site! HOLLY CLARK