If you’ll allow me a bit of cultural grandstanding, I’d like to say that the greatest failing of human culture is that amphibious vehicles are not more common. Based on my studies, nearly all of humanity’s problems—how we treat one another, allocation of resources, political—would be solved if we could just drive into more lakes, rivers, estuaries, and so on. I have the math here somewhere, but I’m pretty sure it all checked out.
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)
Lady Bird Johnson loved driving her husband’s car. Especially since it allowed her to get well away from Jumbo.