Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Tracking the Elusive American-Made Auto in San Francisco
Like a birdwatcher spotting a rare Raso Lark and a Madagascar Pochard on the same day, I was shocked to discover not one but two relatively late-model American made cars parked on my block in San Francisco on Sunday. And they weren't SUVs or trucks! One even displayed the colorful cream, orange and black plumage known as a Giants sticker. This is the first time I've ever witnessed this astounding event. While purely anecdotal, the close proximity of an elusive Ford Focus and a seldom-glimpsed Chevy Aveo — mingling with the Toyotas, Hondas, Minis and BMWs — must surely herald the recovery for the domestic auto industry.