This is my friend Owen’s car, his Oldsmobile Toronado, his pride and joy. The dude has Mustangs and a Mercedes or two, but this is the one that, given a choice, he’s most likely to pick for an afternoon drive.
At first glance, I didn’t understand why, but after looking at the Toronado for a while, I started to see his point.
First of all, the car looks like the Batmobile. I mean, look at it! It’s frickin’ awesome! It’s like this huge aerodynamic wing that just kind of floats along the road upon a pillar of monstrosity. That’s the second point too…the car is BIG! It’s big by American standards so in Peru it’s GARGANTUAN! You essentially have no business driving a car like this around on the roads of Lima, which is why Owen is as happy as a pea in a pod doing just that!
I asked Owen about the name…just what is a Toronado? Is it some sort of mystical mutation between a Bull and a Tornado.
“No, it doesn’t mean anything,” Owen replied, “it’s just typically American…Americans need a name for something so they just randomly make something up. Don’t have a name for your car? Toronado…BOOM…done!”
If Owen says it’s so, it must be. Long live the Toronado!