One day, while visiting his father, Nelly, in York, PA, Tom found out that a Street Rod show was going on. Driving around, he stopped when he saw the ’41 wearing a “For Sale” sign. This might be the one for Todd. Tom and Nelly went to speak with the owner, Joe Sarcone. After a test drive he told me I should get it. It was cool!
In October, 1969, the Datsun 240Z was introduced to the American automotive scene with rave reviews. At that time, anything from Japan was described as cheap, plastic, and frankly, junk. Fortunately, the post war Japanese automobile manufacturers had invited Dr. W Edwards Deming to teach them his approach to Total Quality Management.
In the early postwar period, my small hometown in California had 16 new car dealerships selling 19 brands. And all were domestic! One of those dealerships was a combination appliance store/auto dealership. The appliances included a refrigerator that was the first to offer shelves in the doors. That fridge, called Shelvador, was introduced in 1933