TO THE EDITOR:
It was great to see Big Red in the April 5 issue ("Ford's Big Red lives — parked in a garage"). Like Jim Farley, I, too, thought that they'd find Jimmy Hoffa's body before Big Red!
Few people realize that the experimental gas-turbine semitruck was Roy Lunn's second major project after arriving from Ford of England in 1958. His first was the diminutive Mustang I concept powered by a tiny V-4 in 1962. Other than name, it had nothing to do with the Mustang. However, it did have a lot to do with Lunn's next projects, the midengine Ford GT and the Le Mans-winning GT40, GT40 Mk II and Mk IV.
The behemoth of a gas-turbine truck was sandwiched between two "small" incredibly sexy sports cars. For Roy Lunn, size really didn't matter!
MARTYN L. SCHORR, Editor, CarGuyChronicles, Sarasota, Fla. The writer was a friend of Roy Lunn who is researching the Automotive Hall of Famer's accomplishments as a designer and engineer for a book on his legacy.