Ford Mustang GTR
Ford Mustang GTR will be on display near the UTSA Recital Hall.

UTSA hosts Ford Mustang designer April 22

(April 21, 2004)--The UTSA College of Engineering welcomes acclaimed artist and designer Camilo Pardo for a presentation on automotive design at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22 in Engineering Building Room 2.04.06 on the 1604 Campus. The Ford Mustang GTR, recently unveiled in New York, will also be on display in front of the driveway entrance of the UTSA Arts Building Recital Hall.

Pardo is the chief designer of the new Ford Mustang GTR concept car, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the vehicle.

His multimedia presentation focuses on the inspiration, design and development that went into creating the 440-horsepower machine.

Pardo has 19 years of experience in the automobile industry including designing the Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln LS and Ford electric vehicles. He graduated from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit where he received the Industrial Design Society of America Merit Award in 1985.

In addition to being an automobile designer, Pardo is an accomplished artist, sculptor, clothing designer and furniture designer whose work has been featured in galleries and shows worldwide.

--Kris Rodriguez



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