My fellow Jackets, I have two passions outside of church and home: Georgia Tech sports and cars. At Tech I took the ill-fated elective in automotive design TWICE. I love our annual auto show, because it shows just how much Georgia Tech's ballin' alumni truly love the machinery that moves them. Now, I know all of us already have a car. It's a gorgeous 1930 Model A Sport Coupe, but let's be honest about Ford. They've backstabbed us for years by playing a certain commercial during Tech games. So I feel we Tech folks are free to chose any make and model we wish. So, what should a Yellow Jacket fan be driving to show some automotive passion alongside their school spirit? Well, here are some cars that Chrysler-Fiat Corporation have put on the market seemingly just for us...
Sub-compact: Fiat 500 "Stinger" Those not familiar with Italy's ubiquitous supermini might be puzzled about why any self-respecting American would drive such a "cute" little car. Well, Tech fans understand the idea of a throwback, right? Here's your throwback to the days when performance was to be had in spades if only one would take the weight out of a car and use less power (because small engines are very light.) The "Cinquecento" has an air-cooled motor. You'r only gonna fit two people in it, but it will be the most fun you two have ever had in a supermini. And this edition is covered in the black and yellow of a yellow jacket.
Fullsize Sedan: Dodge Challenger Super Bee Everyone has seen Dodge's massive four door sedan in some form by now. Well, to keep it short, this one's "gotta Hemi" and has had itself painted yellow with the storied "Super Bee" logo.
Coupe: Dodge Challenger Yellow Jacket For people who truly understand the latest in the muscle car wars, this vehicle is just a super expensive luxury cruiser than has no chance of besting the latest comparable offerings from Ford and Chevy. But, ladies and gentlemen, the Georgia Tech fan in you should find it pretty hard to argue with a 470 horsepower Hemi shoved into a car that is actually named the Yellow Jacket. Just get a peak at that logo!
This is obviously not meant to persuade any of you to buy a new car, but I have just noticed how much of a bone Chrysler has thrown us in the last six months. You will see Dwags driving none of these vehicles to be sure. On the other hand, burning rubber in one on your way to see the Jackets play could be a lot of fun.
What other vehicles should we Jackets fans know and love?