Bob Fria, Lee Iacocca and Jay Leno

Golden Ponies: Ford Mustang Kicks off Its 50th Year with Jay Leno [Video]


Although 2014 is now upon us,Chinese New Yearis still a little way off. However, when it does arrive, the zodiac sign will change to thehorse. How fitting, then, that theFord Mustangis celebrating its golden jubilee over the next 12 months, including the debut of the all-new 2015 model.

In anticipation of this,Ford(and theHenry Ford Museum) brought a trio of most significantMustangsin history toJay Leno’s Big Dog Garage: The mid-engine, Euro-influenced1962 Mustang I Concept, the very first production1964½ Mustang, and a prototype of the aforementioned 2015 model. Also visitingLenoand his fleet was the man who is one of the fathers of the Mustang,Lee Iacocca. And although Lido looks and sounds considerably more fragile than he did during hisChryslerdays, the fact that he’s still vertical and sentient at age 89 is just the latest impressive achievement for one of the most prolific business figures of the 20thcentury.