After World War II we were faced with the growing threat of communism and the shrunken economies of Western Europe. Equally as important, there were all sorts of countries that were going to need help rebuilding their awesome auto industries. Americans loved their Italian, (West) German, British, French and other European cars. Thus The Marshall Plan was born. We spent billions in Europe and, not only did they end up mostly loving us for a time, they gave us Ferraris, Bimmers and Citroens galore. Anyone who has read Charlie Wilson's War knows that it was proposed that we pour some money into rebuilding Afghanistan while most of the country loved us. We didn't do that. No Afghani cars. In fact, Afghanistan has been nothing but trouble.
We've been waiting for the El Camino to enter the JFG for a while, and we're not surprised at the response. That being said, we were touched to hear that we gave our favorite Jaloper from the South of France, Franzouse, one more reason to heart America: