Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Toyota Disses my hometown!

FRESNO, California: Toyota Motor Corporation pulled an ad that likened this inland California city to an outdated pit stop after Senator Dianne Feinstein wrote the car company to complain.
The commercial depicted people driving the fuel-efficient Prius in an imagined future in which "gas stations will become nothing more than low-budget tourist stops. Like ghost towns ... or Fresno."

That slap got no mileage with Mayor Alan Autry, who asked Feinstein to intervene.
Unlike other, more famous, California cities, Fresno has grappled with a reputation of being a dangerous and boring city in the middle of the state's agricultural sector.
On Friday, Toyota officials recalled the spot produced for auto dealers in the Southeast U.S., and edited out any mention of the word Fresno.

Justice prevails!!!! :-)


Anonymous said...

Shame Shame on Toyota!!!

They obviously have not noticed that there are some very beautiful areas of Fresno and many kind, generous, and caring people that live or come from Fresno... Right Mike!!!

Lori said...

Aw...sorry about that, Mike. But all was righted in the end!

I've been nonexistent for awhile - so busy. But finally put a post up.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving filled with remembrance of past blessings, and making of new ones!

Slone said...

and that's why Fresno, buys AMERICAN!!

Who the heck does toyota think they are? Carol Burnett???