Chrysler’s Airflow path gets blocked

Chrysler’s Airflow path gets blocked

Jealousy or envy is a double edge sword kind of trait. On one hand, it could drive you and your ambition on overdrive and make you dominate your opponent in a similar way that Shaq did to bully other big men in the post to the point, that NBA allowed Zone defense to be used. Or it could, also result in using cheap underhand tricks to destroy your opponents and thus, turning rivalry and jealousy into murder and crime.

General motors’ (GM) is a pretty big time company but, their attitude towards fellow competitors pretty low-life and petty. In 1934, the underdog and still pretty much nascent Chrysler Company ended up hitting a home run or at least, it seemed like they did. They released the Chrysler Airflow, one of the most advanced and aerodynamic cars ever built in automobile history, it still holds its ground when compared to aerodynamic cars built today. Its streamlined shaped design stood out, like back ink in a white shirt. It had the potential to be the most popular car at that time, and that was what caused most big time company to gasp in disbelief and jealousy. Among them, the GM was the most furious one. They apparently could not believe, an underdog had built a better car than, they could have ever comprehended. As a result, they decided to use underhand tactics like buying out press and media and claim this new car was not safe. In reply to that, Chrysler released an impressive newssheet. They showed off the car’s advance suspension and even drove it off a hundred foot cliff, and landed it without breaking a glass. So, GM went one step further and accused Chrysler of plagiarism and theft, they claimed that the airflow was originally their idea that they had not yet released, and Chrysler stole it from them and made it before they could.

But it was then, when the most shocking thing had happened. GM’s efforts succeeded. And in 1937, the production of Chrysler was discontinued. This resulted into, one of the biggest scandals and jealousy cases in automotive industry history. And this proved the saying, “too good for your own sake”.

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