2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American Vehicle

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Michelin has challenged budding car designers to come up with the next iconic American vehicle, referencing past greats like 1968 Ford Mustang. Here’s a gallery of our favorites.

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Each photo in the gallery has a description of the concept below it. Our favorite is the Soft Private Vehicle, although we’re a bit worried about getting our privates stuck in the zipper-cum-door. Next year’s theme is “Electrifying.” Think Chrysler will enter?

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I read the headline as "iconic" but after seeing the designs I think you misspelled "idiotic". If these designs represent the American up-and-comers, then prepare for even worse times for US automakers.