Bono, musician, activist, and New York Times columnist recently compiled a list of ten ideas of the next 10 years. Surprisingly right at the top is a pretty frank manifesto for the auto industry. He is calling for the return of the automobile as a sexual object.

Bono, musician, activist, and New York Times columnist recently compiled a list of ten ideas of the next 10 years. Surprisingly right at the top is a pretty frank manifesto for the auto industry. He is calling for the return of the automobile as a sexual object.

How is it that the country that made us all fall in love with the automobile has failed, with only a few exceptions, to produce a single family sedan with the style and humor and grace of the cars produced in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s? Put aside the question of whether those models were male (as in longer, lower and wider, Dr. Freud) or female (as in fender skirts, curvy belt lines and, of course, headlights). Either way, they all had sex appeal. (In Ireland in the ’70s, it was the E-Type Jag that made sense of puberty.)

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