Political mileage

For Mitt Romney, son of the man said to have coined 'gas-guzzling dinosaur,' his stance on fuel economy could be crucial

Mitt Romney sat in an AMC Rambler during a fund-raising event. His father, George Romney (left), was chairman of American Motors, and helped popularize the efficient Nash Rambler. Time magazine put him on the cover of its April 6, 1959, edition for a feature on small cars.
By Scott Helman
Globe Staff / January 28, 2007

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In 1950, a forward-looking Detroit auto executive named George Romney bucked the post-war trend toward big, flashy cars by introducing the pudgy Nash Rambler, which sipped gas by comparison and was considered America's first economy car. (Full article: 1111 words)

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