Hey Gordon -- have you heard that GM is also thinking of merging with the Ohio Match Company? Once merged the new company will be known as "Crash and Burn"!
I've felt GM was behind the times since the early 80's (I was a big fan of the skylark which stopped being made around that time). They had a good run with the Hummer, but the party's over.
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