Automotive design legend

What is Marcello Gandini for Lamborghini and Leonardo Fioravanti for Ferrari, that is Tom Tjaarda for De Tomaso. Tjaarda designed 84 cars in 58 years and hasn’t stopped yet!
Tom Tjaarda (b. 1934, Detroit – USA) graduated Architecture at University of Michigan (1958). Worked as Designer for Carrozzeria Ghia (1958-60), Gabetti & Isola (1960-61), Carrozzeria Pininfarina (1961-63), Eliott Noyes (1964), Carrozzeria Pininfarina (1965-66), Fergat (1966), O.S.I. (1967), Ital Styling (1967), Ghia (1968-77) as Head of Design, Fiat (1977-81) reaching position of Director of Advanced Design Studio and as Freelancer (1982-84). In 1984 founded Tjaarda Design where he still works.

Most important projects:

1985 Rayton-Fissore Magnum 4×4
1972 Ford Fiesta
1970 De Tomaso Pantera
1966 De Tomaso Mangusta
1965 Fiat 124 Spider
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Rondine