I guess his wit was far too subtle for me! I have read Purdy's "Kings
of the Road" and agreed with everything in it. I was not looking for
deeply disguised satire in this piece! Now that you point it out I
can go back and perhaps enjoy this article for what it is.
On 9/11/07, Ron Soave <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- Jim Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I found the whole thing filled with great
> > exageration and personal
> > agendas on the part of the author.
> I think you missed a lot of the humor in the whole
> thing. Google the author "Dan Neil" and see what you
> get. He loves, restores and owns LBCs, Alfas, an many
> of our favs. He finds SUVs useful for, well, google
> him some more. He got fired for writing about what he
> likes about SUVs. He calls the Corvair one of the 50
> worst, but in the article describes how much his
> family loved the one they had. He's got a great
> ability to combine the objective and subjective into
> self deprecating criticisms and I, millions of his
> readers, and the Pulitzer people find it entertaining.
> Another book you probably won't like if Ken Purdy's
> "Kings of the Road". It was written well before I was
> born, but details how the American car companies
> didn't get the whole concept of light, nimble,
> efficient fun sporty cars, and he put words like
> Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, MG into a lot of
> impressionable minds.
> Luggage? GPS? Comic books?
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