Greenpoint, October, 2015

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Personal Demons

Word on the street is that Dodge will bring back the Dart in 2013 after 30 years in brand-name exile. But this is not Matt Saracen's Dodge Dart, let alone the one my family banged around Southeastern Connecticut in the 1970s. Instead, it is built by Fiat, based on its Alfa Romeo Giulietta. I guess I'm happy they aren't calling it the Dodge Giuliani, but it just doesn't have the feel of a Dart.
...and 1974.

It's unlikely they will bring back the Demon, Dodge's knock-off of the Plymouth Duster muscle car. It was only on the market for 2 years, from '71 to '72. Protests by Christian leaders about its name and satanic logo (below) scared the suits at Dodge. According to Lindsey Fisher on, they briefly considered rebranding it as the Beaver. Turns out that had associations all its own.
Living in a devil town

Does the American taxpayer still own Chrysler? If so, fellow shareholder, I'm worried.

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