Since we’re coming off the Fourth of July weekend, let’s talk about another presidential nostalgic. There’s a new Indonesian movie coming out about our current Prez called Little Obama, and it clearly shows young Barack riding to his new home in the back seat of a RT40 Toyota Corona.
Now we all know that producers sometimes take artistic liberties with their subject matter (for example, some of this movie looks like an excerpt of The Karate Kid), but sometimes they are extremely faithful to the source material (in Mao’s Last Dancer, they employed our very own Datsunfreak’s light blue 510 because the real life character owned one).
We don’t know the answer, but if Barack Obama did indeed have a Corona, it would follow hot on the heels of Ronald Reagan’s Subaru BRAT and Cindy McCain’s S13. Also, the proper nickname for the shovelnose Corona is the Japanese word for electric shaver, barikan. Coincidence?