Once, in a glorious era before everyone was so obsessed with puffery like “cruelty” and “child endangerment,” the height of luxury was having a car with its very own integrated Trunk Boy.


Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus, 2020 Changli EV • Not-so-running: 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!: https://rb.gy/udnqhh)

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Yeah, the switch over to trunk monkeys after trunk boys were outlawed just caused all sorts of problems. My parents still talk about the banana shortage of ‘72. Lines going around city blocks for miles, waiting to refill their monkeys. All the poo being flung, mostly by the angry drivers waiting.