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30 May 2019

America's second civil war about to kick off

By Iain KellyIain Kelly
  • Can you spot what's wrong with this drawing? (image: Jalopnik) Can you spot what's wrong with this drawing? (image: Jalopnik)
  • Kohl's has released a t-shirt themed by the lyrics to Don Maclean's American Pie song, where a Chevy was driven to the levy. (image: Jalopnik) Kohl's has released a t-shirt themed by the lyrics to Don Maclean's American Pie song, where a Chevy was driven to the levy. (image: Jalopnik)
  • The artist was responsible for drawing the mid-1960s Chevy pick-up referenced in the song front and centre on the shirt. (image: Jalopnik) The artist was responsible for drawing the mid-1960s Chevy pick-up referenced in the song front and centre on the shirt. (image: Jalopnik)
  • However, they have drawn the truck with the iconic front-end from a mid 1970s Ford F100. (image: Jalopnik) However, they have drawn the truck with the iconic front-end from a mid 1970s Ford F100. (image: Jalopnik)

We love our cars Down Under, but Americans hold their pick-up truck of choice is right up there with religious beliefs, their right to bear arms, and deep-fried breakfast foods.

This is a country where, days before Easter, one Virginian family's argument about whether Chevy or Ford pick-up trucks were superior ended with one person stabbed and three wounded with gunshots.
 
So there is potentially strife on the horizon in the US now that local retailer Kohl's has released a t-shirt themed by the lyrics to Don Maclean's American Pie song, where a Chevy was driven to the levy. That part is all good, except that whichever artist was responsible for drawing the mid-1960s Chevy pick-up featured front and centre on the shirt has drawn the truck with the iconic front-end from a mid 1970s Ford F100. This is the equivalent of mixing oil and water, or releasing an NRL State of Origin shirt featuring Gary Ablett and the Wallabies.

We hope whoever is responsible is in hiding so they're not strung up by angry Chevy and Ford fans. Meanwhile Mopar fans are quietly chuckling in their Dodge Rams.

What's the worst design mix-up you've seen on a shirt? Tell us about it in the comments below.