Posted ByChris Coen on May 24, 2002 at 05:01:22:
In Reply to: Period Jokes Explained? posted byMichael on May 23, 2002 at 18:08:08:
: One joke involves the word Hudson and the punchline along the line of "because you have to step down to get into it."
This is a joke about the 1948 "Step-Down" Hudson, a brand of automobile manufactured between 1909 and 1957. It was one of the "Little Five" - the five major independent automobile manufacturers in America.
It was said of this car that the floor was so low that one had to "step down" to get into it. In addition to this lowered look, the 1948 Step-Down series had high-compression sv in-line engines, unitary construction of chassis and body, rear wheels mounted inside the chassis frame and coil spring independent front suspension.
: Another is a joke that connects Buick's with holes.
The Buicks in the early '50s had chrome-lined holes in the body. I do not know if this was for any functional purpose or just for looks.