PT Cruiser drifting. Uploaded by vancitymafia 2008
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“A lot of people still didn’t believe it at the time. People were whispering to me it’ll never translate into the clay. It’s not going to look like that. It won’t work. Eaton didn’t like it, but I liked it. Francois and Lutz loved it.
I did my own little research test - what I call ink blot test. I’d go around to – I knew we could get, you know, the retro side, the 40-somethings, but I wanted to get the youth market which we called the “Peter Pans” - the young kids starting to have a family, needing something more practical but didn’t want to admit it. They wouldn’t be caught dead in a minivan.
So the idea was, you know, candy-coated medicine. It’s good for you on the inside and flexible to meet their needs, but it’s desirable on the outside. So I took Bryan’s sketches, on 8 ½ by 11, and I’d walk up to 30-year-olds and say okay, just tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this. Invariably I’d show them the sketch, flip it up to them and they’d go “cool.” That’s when I knew, for sure, that we had a hit.”
interviewed by Marc Rozman 2012 allpar.com
Man beats shit out of PT Cruiser.
If it holds up like our saturn did, I will be thrilled.
—Fred 11/13/04 yahoo reviews
‘PT Cruiser’ by Paul Taylor.
Police charged Calvin Bernard Hill, 54, with stabbing a 41-year-old man while the two were riding in the back seat of a PT Cruiser in Greenwood City, S.C., after they argued over which one of them “can have the most sex.” When questioned, Hill denied stabbing the victim, claiming, “That man stabbed his self.” (The Smoking Gun)
50% of the people at the dump volunteered that is was a ‘cool car’.