Episode 29: Smollop: The Pinto

Get your bumper-less bomb! Come on down!

Ford Pinto Fuel-Fed Fires at autosafety.org

Mother Jones expose: article and full transcript

Trivia: In the James Bond movie The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), Scaramanga and his henchman, Nick Nack, were originally supposed to escape from Bond in an AVE Mizar, which was the “plane” created by welding a Cessna to the Pinto.Due to the crash that occurred on September 11, 1973, resulting in the death of its designer, Henry Smolinski, that idea was nixed.

List of inventors killed by their own inventions

best book title EVAR: THE WORLD’S WORST CONCEPT CARS: From Creative Failures to Breathtakingly Ugly Disasters

band names from this episode:

  • Iacocca Memo
  • Flying Pinto
  • Exploding Bean

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.