April 1, 1970

On April 1, 1970, the first of over 670,000 AMC Gremlins were released into the American driving ecosystem to compete with the invasive Volkswagon Beetles and Toyota Coronas. Unfortunately, the Gremlin was a weaker and inferior automotive species and was quickly devoured and beaten by the stronger, and better built foreign subcompacts. American automotive companies were surprised at how intelligent the average American car buyer was, and their reluctance to buy crap at any price, just because it said, “Made In America.” American car makers learned that quality, not cheap slogans and poorly made cars, pried the dollar bills from the American car buying public

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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