So Voyager runs across an old pick up in space that Tom identifies as a “1936 Ford Pick-up”

Apparently in the communist utopia known as the Federation, Ford no longer exists, much less as household name. Hell, I don’t even think private companies exist anymore in the commie playground that is Earth.

Goddammit Harry, are you blind? First hover car? WTF do you think the wheels are for? For that matter they all seem confused as to what a car is. This scene just supports my hypothesis that the Federation brainwashes its citizens and selectively edits its past history to remove certain events/concepts/ideas that don’t mesh with its “enlightened philosophy”.

Probably by lacing the root beer.

Also apparently gasoline doesn’t build up deposits after being sealed in tank for a couple centuries.