Try Your Hand At The GM Downward Spiral Haiku Contest, Win A Fabulous Prize!

Franzouse has suggested another Haiku contest, since it's been so long since the last one. I've just finished DeLorean's On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors, so thematic inspiration is right at hand.

Here's the deal: you compose a haiku about some aspect of The General's long, long fall from his place as King Of The Automotive World, and then you put it in a comment for all to admire. Feel free to choose any examples of bad planning, bad design, bad business decisions, or just plain bad luck from any point in GM's decline (and it's up you to choose the time that marks the beginning of that decline; I'm torn between the late 1950s and the late 1960s, though a good case could be made for a much later date). I'll pick out a winner, and that brilliant poet will get my review copy of Mickey Thompson: The Fast Life And Tragic Death Of A Racing Legend. I'll prime the pump with one of my own:

Endless Iron Dukes
The warehouse overflowing
Put them in Fieros!

Yeah, I know, "Fiero" has three syllables if you're an obsessive enunciator… which I'm not. Thanks to The Old Car Manual Project for the photo!