Last post on Dec 28, 2011 at 3:52 AM
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#32 of 35 Re: "There Isn't Anything New Under The Sun" [lemko]
Aug 19, 2008 (10:54 am)
I don't think we will ever see the constant styling changes and innovation as was seen in the past. Re-tooling is expensive, and these days so many corporations would rather put the money towards executive compensation than products.
These are not times for free thinking, indeed.
#33 of 35 Re: "There Isn't Anything New Under The Sun"
Aug 19, 2008 (1:06 pm)
I think that the need to do well in crash tests, which wasn't emphasized in the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s, is a strong head wind for frequent style changes. If a design scores well in crash tests, it would be risky to jeopardize a competitive advantage by changing creases and folds, largely for the sake of change.
Dec 28, 2011 (3:09 am)
Did I see that picture correctly? It looks to me as though the Dear Leader's hearse is a stretched Lincoln Town Car.
#35 of 35 Re: Kim Jong Il [hpmctorque]
Dec 28, 2011 (3:52 am)
Yeah, I think it's a '75-76 Lincoln Continental sedan.