Government Motors: Design next year’s model

This contest has ended, please see below for winner and honorable mentions.

General Motors filed for Chapter 11 in Federal Bankruptcy Court on Monday. The New York Times reported G.M. sold 45 percent of the new vehicles in the U.S. in 1980. So far this year, G.M. has sold 19 percent of the new vehicles in the country.

The White House hopes to create a smaller, healthier General Motors. MinnPost followers on Twitter, in 140 characters or less, design the car that will bring G.M. back. My offering: “The Cadillac Espresso — the deluxe sedan with the built-in espresso machine for those long morning commutes. Get yer morning buzz from G.M.!”

Join Twitter, follow MinnPost, and offer your best answer. Please include #mp140 tag with your answer. A winner will be chosen Friday morning. Good luck!

This week’s winner:

davincidad #mp140 The Buick Blowhard–powered by all the hot air blowing from the mouths of elected officials

Honorable mentions:

jrolson1013 #mp140 The Chevy Venture Capital. Runs on a “pay as you go” basis using any ATM card.

varikin Cadillac Chronos – the sedan that travels through time #mp140

 

Final entries:

Hitchcockcameo #mp140 the GM Soldier Savior. A new electric car that reduces our need, and the world’s need, for oil thus reducing wars.

joelrosenberg #mp140 Easy: announce plans to ban the “automatic [transmission] assault car” — watch the Hummers fly off the lots. Worked for the guns…

 

Thursday’s entries:

davincidad #mp140 The Buick Blowhard–powered by all the hot air blowing from the mouths of elected officials. 

cmnsensepolicy The Chevrolet Boondoggle, with built in DMV, register your tabs while cruising on the bridge to nowhere! #mp140

kevinthoule The new Chevy BailOut: 40mph mini compact electric-ethanol-biodiesel hybrid. Sticker price: $30k. Dealer cost: $50 billion. #mp140 

auner01 #mp140 Glorious People’s Revolutionary Automobile- runs on vodka-only seats 1 but the passengers can ride on the name alone!

jrolson1013 #mp140 The Chevy Venture Capital. Runs on a “pay as you go” basis using any ATM card.

iamdez The GMC Jimmy: IRS Edition. Easily submit your tax returns through the glove box. #mp140 

Vruno Night Ridder A car that has a vanity hood, but nothing underneath it. #mp140 

ervinstembol New GTO:GovtTakesOver! PLAN:Muscle Car. But Family Values Ofc. & Green T.F. fight Design Div. & Bureau of Marketing. REALITY:An Alero.#mp140 

GarretFelder The Chevy Preocupado: Equipped with a Kindle, auto coffee dispenser, & robotic face-shaving/makeup-applying arm for any knee driver #mp140

 

Wednesday’s entries:

back4good Chevy Flex – Full-size SUV with removable hybrid mini-car. Have your SUV and drive green too. #mn140

varikin Cadillac Chronos – the sedan that travels through time #mp140

justacoolcat The GM ‘Great American Streetcar’ Be electric! #mp140

justplainbob GM’s new sedan “The Dutcher.” It runs great on Minnesota-made E85, but like Judi, doesn’t seem to know what it is. #mp140

bigboxcar GM should buy the rights from AMC and produce the new Gremlin Hybrid car. #mp140

andythomson99 #mp140 escalade EXT fully electric with twice as many batteries as tesla roadster and full offroad package. What a beast!!! price = 200,000

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