Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Al Capone's Car

About a month ago while in Hot Springs, we visited the new Gangster Museum. Al Capone had a history in Hot Springs, and to honor the opening of the Gangster Museum, the Arlington Hotel has his car on loan from another museum out-of-state for a few months. I'm not a fan of Capone at all. He was an outlaw. However, being my father's daughter, I was rather impressed with the car.

The windows are about an inch thick. After Capone was captured, the car became President' Roosevelt's car. The president needed a car, and since it was after the depression, the government didn't want to spend the money on a bullet proof car. Capone's fit the bill. If only the government could still be so conservative with our money!

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