What you think is an American car may actually have import rootsby Brian Chee
They are as American as a hot dog flambé. Shoot -- these cars are about as American as soccer. Problem is, they aren’t just any cars, but vehicles that wear domestic collars, like Chevy and Ford, institutions in the annals of American Automobilia, legends on the track and in the buff books. Each one is All-American on the outside, from the badge to the reputation and the marketing spin, but all of them about as American as bratwurst. It’s not we scribes who claim it, but our very own government. Thanks to the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA), a vehicle assembled in the US must also be made of US/Canadian parts and content - least 75 percent.