|Notice the resemblence?|
And we mock them, just like we mock people for having giant trucks that are all jacked up and whatnot, or like we mock people for driving giant and expensive SUVs that never go off the pavement, or like other people mock us for doing the things that we do. No big deal, right? That is just how life goes. You mock and you get mocked. But anyway, the point of all this is that today on the way to the Worldwide Headquarters I saw the most daft automotive modification that I have ever seen since the first time I saw this thing. It was a 2000-ish Chevrolet Metro sedan- which is just a rebadged Suzuki - with a giant hood scoop on it.
It was ridiculous. Hood scoops became all the rage in the 60s and 70s on the big V-8 American muscle cars because in order to create obscene amounts of horsepower one of the things that they needed was what author Eric Peters described as "huge gulps of cool air" in his book Automotive Atrocities: The Cars We Love to Hate. It was some sort of plastic add-on, and it was I would assume Krazy Glued on way up on the top of the hood near the windshield, with the non-functional scoop facing forward. So at least he got that part right, because then it is actually scooping air.
|The car looked like this but it was a stately forest green.|
But there it was, in all of its nonsensical glory, flying northbound to some sort of destination. I can only assume that it is a camp for special people who put hood scoops on Chevy Metros. And probably Geo Metros too, since they are the same car. And of course for those who mod the Suzuki version, although I suspect that they have their own wing of the building. In all truthfulness I didn't know where it was going, and I didn't know who was driving it, and I don't want to know. I can tell you one thing, however, and that is that I couldn't bring myself to truthfully and adequately mock the vehicle because it was just kind of sad, and because I was just a little bit stunned. I can't wait to see if I see it when I get home.