In the 50’s, U.S. cruisers provided plenty of space and sometimes the only chance for those, wanting to make out while at the drive-in-movies. But back then MD’s fries fit your palm and supersize only applied to cars.
[Part I] Outstanding design as well as failures are a global phenomenon. This of course also applies for industrial and car design. While America has turned out some of the sexiest and most iconic and stunning cars ever made, it also laid the foundation for a whole number of problems.
Size and horsepower run on gas guzzling engines and that comes at a huge price. But I am not referring to the dealership price tag or gas bill. The story of Detroit tells tales about how America is willing to drop it’s own people and city if the buck ain’t rolling no more.
Unfortunately, the foreign competition which caused the downfall of the American car industry did not change much. Instead, foreign car manufacturers just adapted, selling “American Editions” of elsewhere more energy efficient machines. [Part III]