Category Archives: Automobiles

On Americans Turning Italian

There’s this problem with Italians in American culture. We turn them into cartoons. You get your pneumatic sex goddesses like Sophia Loren, and all the mobsters from the Godfather through the Sopranos, and the eccentrics like Fellini and his literary … Continue reading

Posted in America is Becoming Europe, Automobiles, Fiat 500, Fiat Buys Chrysler, Italian Stereotypes, Male Insecurity and Overcompensation, Paris, Ric Erickson | 1 Comment

The Fat Lady Is Singing Now

You remember your first new car – the one after the used junker that got you through the last years of college and was forever breaking down. It was the summer of 1969 and the new car was a shiny … Continue reading

Posted in Automobiles, End of the Auto Industry, GM and Chrysler, Liquidation of Chrysler, Obama Administration's New Auto Industry Plan, Obama Fires GM CEO, Obama's Tough Love, Structured Bankruptcy for GM | 1 Comment