Re: [DML] Re: AAA, Spare tires, and more of Bill's rants.
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Re: [DML] Re: AAA, Spare tires, and more of Bill's rants.

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 5:56 PM, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> **
> While that is a valid OPINION Bill, it still does not validate your
> previous statement of (incorrect) fact;
> "standard equipment on every single automobile ever built since the Model
> T forward"
> .... still waiting for your retraction of that statement.
> A little trivia: in 1941, the U.S. government prohibited spare tires on
new cars due to war-related resource shortages. (On Dec. 11 of that year,
Buick lowered the prices on some of its upcoming vehicles to reflect that
change.) The government did it again in 1951 for similar reasons.
(Source: Egan,
Charles E. [1951-04-03]. "Ban on Spare Tire Made Mandatory; U.S. Adopts
Voluntary Action of Auto Producers--Rubber Goes to Heavier Duty". *The New
York Times*.)

Farrar Hudkins

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