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This is a mystery that has puzzled the greatest motoring minds of our generation.

Richard Porter of ex-Top Gear fame and Johnny Smith of Fifth Gear, uh, fame, brought up this question, wondering why a place that sells you gas and snacks also offers fleeces and chinos.

Certainly, emergency pants are the obvious sales leaders, but it takes these two true geniuses some time to come around to the idea.


Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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