A story on GM Inside News reported on GM’s trademarking of the “GNX” and “Grand National” nameplates. Let’s see how far the blogosphere can spin this one.
As most of us know, rumor is often treated as fact in the click-hungry jungle known as the blogosphere. While automakers routinely trademark names for no other reason than to lock them down, that won’t stop your average wretch from spinning such a mundane move into THE RETURN OF THE BUICK GRAND NATIONAL. It’s not like anybody cares. As long as worthless, inaccurate stories are churned out, click dollars can be made and maybe, just maybe the writer will get invited to a nice press drive somewhere warm.
Having just taken Project G-Body for a spin (yes, it lives. That’s it up above. Story coming soon), I’d like to see an updated GN as much as anyone. If I may indulge in typical low grade speculation, a Zeta-derived GN with a twin-turbo high feature V6 would be lovely. But as Peter DeLorenzo says, I’d file that under “notgonnahappen.com”.
If anyone finds any egregious examples of rumor-mongering or just outright false information, post them in the comments. I will contact the winner and send them some kind of auto journalist swag as a reward.