"Time" Magazine, April 6, 1959

Summary

George Romney, chairman and president of American Motors Corporation, made waves in the auto industry with his vocal criticism of the large cars he dismissed as "gas-guzzling dinosaurs." He championed AMC's small Rambler American and coined the term "compact car" to describe it. Romney later ventured into politics and served as Michigan's governor from 1963 to 1969.

George Romney, chairman and president of American Motors Corporation, made waves in the auto industry with his vocal criticism of the large cars he dismissed as "gas-guzzling dinosaurs." He championed AMC's small Rambler American and coined the term "compact car" to describe it. Romney later ventured into politics and served as Michigan's governor from 1963 to 1969.

Artifact

Magazine (Periodical)

Date Made

06 April 1959

Subject Date

06 April 1959

Collection Title

Periodical Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.12.13.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8.25 in

Inscriptions

On front cover: SMALL CARS / Foreign Invasion & Domestic Challenge / AMERICAN MOTORS / GEORGE ROMNEY

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