DailyDirt: A Car Designed For The Average Consumer
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American highways are slowly filling up with Crossover vehicles that drive like a car but have some of the height and space of an SUV. Sedans still outnumber Crossovers, but this non-car-non-SUV segment is growing rapidly. The Toyota RAV4 came out in 1994, but in 1991, a car design no one of a certain age will ever forget made its debut on The Simpsons. The Homer will have the last laugh. Here are some links to prove it.
- A real-world version of The Homer raced in the 24 hours Of LeMons in 2013. It finished in 5th place, but it didn’t fully capture the essence of The Homer. [url]
- If you missed the episode “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” when it first aired, you can read up on the specs of The Homer on The Simpsons Wikia page. The car was built by Powell Motors (owned by Homer’s half-brother Herb), and ultimately ruined the fictitious Detroit automaker. [url]
- The Homer was actually ahead of its time in some ways, sorta. No soundproof bubble domes for kids yet, but active noise cancellation and some child safety restraint systems might be a step in that direction. [url]
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