Episode 152: Smollop: The Car Known as The Dale

I see a lot of tipping.

Actuall advertisement for the Dale

Actual advertisement for the Dale

1973 oil crisis


OPEC: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries: founded in Baghdad, Iraq–charter 1960, active 1961. Now based in Vienna, Austria.

founding members: Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela

current members: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

loaded for bearDaylight Savings Time, which is a torture device in my humble opinion: official site is timeanddate.com

The (tail)pipe dream cars driven by this scheme:

  • The Dale
  • The Vanagain
  • The Revelle

You know why the internet can be splendiferous? 3wheelers.com. Yeppers. Here’s their page for the Dale, and their archive of the Dale sales brochure.

Atlas Shrugged * Ayn Rand

Listening to the podcast, I just kept thinking hey, you know what else was built in the 20th century and proclaimed to be indestructible?

titanic above
Yep. Need one more hint?

titanic below


How did that work out?

1975: The Libertarian Forum: The Libertarian Ripoff of the Month Department

This is the logo of the 20th Century Motors Corporation. You know someone’s running around with this as a regret tattoo:

20thcenturymotorcorplogoexcellent comedy movie about how the oil weirdness of the 1970’s shook the American car industry in general and Detroit in particular: Gung Ho, with Michael Keaton

Band names from this episode:

  • Dick on the Table
  • Dale Shrugged
  • Grand Theft Sorta Auto
  • Encino Woman

About Carla

This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.