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Automotive Report 'Toon


Allen Forkum came up with this spoof of Eastwood's "Gran Torino" for the humor column in his paper next month. I was happy to help out.

Comments (11)

"Ya feelin lucky, hippies?
Look up and down the streets to what your kind did to Detroit. Now what do you think will stop a widowed retired autoworker with terminal cancer from using you for target practice? "


I haven't seen it... but I heard the Eastwood character "assumes room temperature" at the end of this one.

Will the hippies kill us with their good intentions & absence of intellect?

Steve M:

Ha ha!
(The hippies may be right.)
A PERFECT aging Eastwood drawing-love the old-man high-waisted pants!


I was thinking that the "eco-freaks" would want us to go back to the days of the ox-cart, but then I remembered - oxen bad; all that methane flatulence.

Oxen baaaaad.

Power over the peasants, goooooood.


I'm sure that Al Gore and his friends have OUR best interests at heart.


Jonathan Logan:

'72 Gran Torino Sport, complete with 400+hp 351 cu in Cleveland 4V under the hood, 9" limited slip diff with 4.10:1 gears in back, C6 tranny with manual shift valve body in between. 1/4 mile ET high 12 sec on pump premium. In the garage. Eco weenies beware...

Also have a 454 big block in the Suburban in the driveway.

No, I don't have, nor do I want, a Prius


Huh-huh. Huh-huh. Jonathan said "tranny". Huh-huh. Huh-huh.


Clint Eastwood (levelling his Garand at the hippies): "Get off my lawn!"

Tom Wms:

Two problems here: 1. Only the upperly mobile in their 50's or 60's can afford a Gran Torino today. 2. Eventually, we are all going to look like that.


There were a couple fairly cherry Gran Torinos around here not that long ago. They were Granny Torinos (green with a white vinyl top & baby blue with a black vinyl top), but they were both less than 5 figures. Both were 2-doors, & I think both were bought by "mod squad" guys. It'll be interesting to see what they're like when they resurface.


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