If you hate Playboy Magazine you can blame it on your government....and if you love Playboy Magazine well you can blame it on your government also....The Magazine that the government hated came about because of thier actions......You think I'm kidding?
1st January, 1942 The U.S. government no longer allowed the sale of civilian vehicles (i.e. cars and trucks).1942 U.S.A. Car Production Stops It was after this date that automobile manufacturers were required to make only vehicles which were to be used for war purposes.
Automobile plants during this time were dedicated to the sale of bombers, jeeps, military trucks, and other gear. The government offered automakers guaranteed profits regardless of production costs throughout the war years. Furthermore, the government allocated $11 billion to the construction of war manufacturing plants that would be sold to the automobile manufacturers at discounts after the war.
When the war ended in 1945, there was quite a demand for new automobiles and auto manufacturers had stopped manufacturing vehicles and equipment for the war effort. And one new company that started up after the war was the Playboy Motor Car Corporation of Buffalo, New York.
The Playboy car was a little automobile that was built by the Playboy Motor Car Corporation. The company only made a reported 97 prototype cars prior to closing up shop. None were ever originally offered for sale to the public. There are currently only about 40 Playboy cars known to still exist in the world. Of those, only about 15 are known to be in roadworthy condition.
So you ask what does this have to do with Playboy Magazine?
INTERESTING TRIVIA ABOUT THE PLAYBOY CAR
According to an episode of the "Biography" TV series and of "The E! True Hollywood Story," a woman who worked for Playboy Motor Cars at the time they shut down suggested to her son's friend that he use the Playboy name for his new magazine. That friend's name was Hugh Hefner.
"The Playboy name was suggested by a friend whose mother had worked at the then defunct Playboy Motor Car Company..." - Signed Hugh M. Hefner
So you see it is the governments fault we have Playboy Magazine #1 reason they went to war and stop production of the automobile #2 reason they didn't bail out the little guy after the war(sound familiar).....
So if you love or hate the magazine just remember it is your governments fault we have it.......or at least their fault it is called Playboy.......
Have a great new year everybody and as always peace zane