Larry Shinoda: Looking back at a legend


Designer Larry Shinoda is closely associated with two of the most renowned postwar American designs—the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray and 1969 Mustang Boss 302. He was a red-blooded American, born in Los Angeles in 1930, but he and his family were not treated that way during World War II. Under FDR’s executive order, they were forced to relocate to Manzanar, a central-California internment camp for people of Japanese descent, from 1942–44. It was a humiliating experience for a U.S. citizen and had an indelible impression on Shinoda.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/02/26/larry-shinoda-looking-back-at-a-legend


He also designed the Cougar Eliminator, which debuted along side the '69 Boss 302 Mustang.