Pylesville, Maryland - August 05, 2017: Kim Barnes, from Pylesville, Md., owns a 1969 Plymouth Barracuda Mod Top.
In the late 1960s Chrysler put out some cars called Mod Top aimed at women, because there was this trend that women were working now and earning their own money so car companies should market cars just to them. The Mod Top has flowers all over the roof. To make this happen, Chrysler partnered with a company that made shower curtains, hoping to make vinyl roofs with flowers that wouldn't fade in the sun after a couple years. The advertisement read: "The car you can wear!" As a 7 year old, Kim Barnes loved cars and she rode her bike to a Chrysler dealership because she loved this flowery Mod Top. Now she owns that exact car: a 1969 Plymouth Barracuda Mod Top. She also owns Corvettes, other muscle cars, an Austin-Healy, and she knows her stuff. She was in printing/advertising for 30 years, but now she's the event coordinator for the Monticello Motor Club Concours d'Elegance.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The The Wall Street Journal
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