Nitro of The Month Contest!
Congratulations JOHNNY for winning May's NOTM Contest!
and now a few words from the man of the Month!!
I am thankful to all of you for honoring me, and would like to dedicate this prize to my brother and all the good people that make possible this great site, specially to Meangirl which has the support and love of all of us.
The automobile may not been invented in U.S but in U.S it evolved to perfection and mass production and became indispensable the lives of people. At the great boom of wheels, back to the 20's when they asked a farmer's wife "why you bought an automobile and not put the plumbing in your house?", she replied : "You can't ride to town in a bathtub" -Buy a car for your NEEDS! Decades later at the domination of US auto industry President Hoover states : "To the average American, our present car and it's size represents an outward symbol of prestige and well being" - Buy a car for PRESTIGE! Prestige or Needs ? I say both!
At the late 50's Mr Toyota visited the Big Three to learn the process of automobile manufacture, spying as he did in Europe, and declared "There are a lot of things we can learn on how to make automobiles!" America auto industry was toping the world on innovation, excellence and quality up to early 70's. Then the cheap foreign imitators strike it back with inferior vehicles when the oil crisis co incidences.
Living in Greece, We had many US cars at the 50's and 60's but these were vanished with the oil strike. A couple decades back American cars were the leftovers of the U.S Army bases and embassy, but recently there is a wind of change and the dealerships of CHRYSLER and GM are here.
I have been with American cars for all my life. Moding or repairing them, for fun or because these were the daily drive. Nitro was my first purchased new, together with my brother we bought 2.
There is no vehicle on sale at present to personalize the 100+ years of American auto industry better than the Nitro, robust and roomy with it's distinctive "Get out of my way" look, plus it is internationally marketed.
To all of these "experts" that opt for the Japanese or European SUV's I challenge them to compare side by side the Nitro underpinnings, arms, axles and chassis to that of it's rivals, Nitro's cage guarantees safety, plus it's performance on crash test we can see on u tube is unsurpassed.
America needs export consumers to be healthy, on the other side, the other countries need American economy to be on it's feet and well for the global benefit.
This is a chemistry reaction that goes both ways. Let us wish the world to trade more and fight less. There's no room for leaders and enemies but a great demand for partners and colleagues these days.
Also our little community on this forum works the same chemistry. Inform others or your news, ideas, mod’s, problems and you 'll be informed by them. Help and you get help. Share and others will share with you. Ask and you get reply. Reply and you'll be thanked. Ignore and you 'll be ignored.
Just my big thank you, God bless you all, and wish you to enjoy your Nitro just as - or even better - than Greek Bro's do!
PS : Summer is approaching and tourists are heading for Greece, my open invitation to all forum members, whenever you come in my great country I 'll be available to provide my assistance.