The Ford Mustang is certainly one of America's best known and best loved cars, and Ford knows this. That's why the company puts together histories like this one, which details the birth and evolution not of the whole car, but of the just the logo and badge. While it may seem trivial, a car with a bad name or badge really does suffer. If the Mustang had been called something else it very well might have just been a footnote in automotive history, and the badge represents that name. 

It's not a Ford Lipizzaner, it's a Mustang, and here is how that running pony came to be.