The Parties


Excuse me. Don’t see the Allard in front anywhere in this clip.  

The funniest road test I ever read was in Automobile Quarterly. You could call it a balls to the wall conservative car publication. For example, they were the ones who revealed that a 427 Cobra could do zero to sixty in 3.9 seconds. (And so could a Pontiac Bonneville of the same year. Had one of those. Awesome.) Then they ran a road test of the J2 Cadillac Allard. Funniest piece of automotive writing in my recollection.

Guy takes delivery of his Cad-Allard. Takes it for a spin. Acceleration exactly as described. Then he tries to change direction for a corner. Meets instead every weed, bramble, mud hole, flotsam, jetsam, and other detritus encountered by a car that is totally incapable of changing direction at speed ever.

I give you both political parties. Hideously exotic and expensive, overpowered, impossible to control, and doomed to self destruction no matter how expensive the bodywork.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen. I give you the U.S. Congress, and the horse they rode in on.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen. I give you the U.S. Congress, and the horse they rode in on.

As compared to Trump.

Something wrong with the lighter? Can get it fixed. For cheap.

  1. Frank’s avatar

    1956 Pontiac Super Chief?

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