Chrysler's Boot'em Bob Nardelli A Car Guy?
To show The New York Times (and others) that he really is a "car guy," freshly-minted Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli brought his silver and black '01 Chrysler (nee Plymouth) Prowler to his very first post-ascension public appearance. Chrysler trucked Boot'em Bob's faux rat rod from his home in Atlanta so BEB could hang with fellow Prowler owners at the company's museum parking lot. Unfortunately, BEB was plagued with feelings of inadequacy. Nardelli told the Detroit Free Press "I am a little embarrassed with my stock Prowler here compared to all of the work these folks have done." If driving a cramped, underpowered, poor-handling, overwrought automotive codpiece isn't enough to convince us that Nardelli's a "car guy," last week he asked Chrysler VP of product development Frank Klegon when Chrysler would be ready to sell an 800hp vehicle. Oh dear.