Ford Edsel designer Roy Brown Jr. dies at 96
Roy Brown Jr., the defiantly proud designer of the Ford Edsel, the chrome-encrusted, big-grilled set of wheels that went down as one of the worst flops in automotive history, died Feb. 24 at a hospice in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was 96.
He had pneumonia and Parkinson's disease, said his wife, Jeanne Brown.
More than five decades after Brown's creation debuted and promptly vanished from dealerships...