The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 November 2005

It's not like they're making money on them

Brock Yates, in his Car and Driver column for December, suggests a way for Detroit to clear their inventory of unsold cars:

Why not, as a consortium, offer up maybe 10,000 cars (all stuck in inventory, anyway) at $1 each to help the victims on the Gulf Coast? This would be not only a massive act of mercy while empowering the helpless but also a timeless act of public-relations brilliance.

Can anyone think of a reason why this might be a bad idea?

Posted at 8:59 PM to Driver's Seat

It would be a terrific idea, if it could be kept out of the hands of the politicians and the victicrats. But as soon as GM, Ford, or DaimlerChrysler were to announce such an initiative, both the politicians and professional "social justice advocates" would be all over it -- and not to the ultimate benefit of anyone but themselves.

Perhaps it could be done through trustworthy intermediary organizations, such as local dealerships in partnership with local churches.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 11:44 AM on 13 November 2005

Here's one reason. Notice the OLD van given free to the NO family; and thru church, not thru bi corporation or government.
The new one will be as much appreciated, in my opinion.

Posted by: Tatyana at 2:08 PM on 13 November 2005