Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 08:57:16 -0700
From: David Harnick-Shapiro david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SHEILA-NA-GIG.ICS.UCI.EDU
Subject: Re: Minivan
On Mon, 11 Aug 1997 21:05, "Barry A. Popik" quotes:
Playboy, November 1984, page 112, has, "Volkwagen of Germany created the
minivan in 1949, at least a decade before America though up the bigger ones.
(...) Unfortunately for VW, though, Chrysler has invented the American
minivan--Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager--and has done an absolutely
bang-up job of it."
Wasn't it called a "VW micro-bus"?
(I wasn't driving in the 60s, much less 1949, but I do have vague
memories of micro-bus being used. On the other hand, I am positive
that my memory has been contaminated by the usage in Arlo Guthrie's
David Harnick-Shapiro david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ics.uci.edu
Information and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine