>>Does anybody else remember that the US government was seriously >>
considering banning the manufacture/sale of convertibles in the late 70s?
That's one of the scares that lead to the death of Abingdon, and the British
>government funding of Delorean in its stead.<<
Oh, yeah. If it was fun, the U.S. government at one time or another tried
to ban it. It's part of the "gosh-I-just-have-to-be-SAFE-at-any-cost"
mind-set that has afflicted U.S. society since about the late 60's.
Unhappily, it's still with us, most recently manifested as the
are" syndrome. This philosophy is, of course, closely associated with the
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