A monopoly is described as an exclusive control or possession of the trade in a commodity or service. As an unwritten fact, the automotive design and coach-building industry has for long been considered monopolized by Italians. However, in an age where car manufacturers design their own products, coach-builders are now seen as a way of the past. Perhaps it would be worth noting that there was a time when these design houses were all the rage.
Human beings are characterized by a certain degree of imperfection that defines everything that we create. Why is it then that the automotive industry continues to criticize the creations of human hands when everything we make is nothing more than an extension of ourselves?
The symbol of a life well lived is best defined by progress. In relation to the automotive industry, progress is often measured empirically. However, can a more esoteric analysis of vehicle progress supersede the empirical analyses that the automotive industry is accustomed to?
Chivalry may be seen as a social custom that is no longer upheld by the contemporary man, however the cars from that era still remain. Perhaps the modern incarnation of the soap opera can revive a tradition that has been lost to the convenience of technology.
The associations we make with vehicle manufacturers are pivotal ones. Perhaps this is the reason why when a famous motoring journalist sets the precedent for the connotations relating to a specific car company, nobody questions it. However, are his opinions set in stone or can they be equally critiqued?