Which is more iconic of 1950's Americana: The old school McDonald's layout with the two giant "golden arches" going through the roof, or the Detroit muscle that essentially inspired the 20th century's drive-through fast food movement?
Detroit, no contest.
To me it's the car. McDonalds spread around the world and I see it as more of a global brand.
The Chevy is more of an icon to me. Everywhere else in the world we were driving small slow cars or none, representing the huge gulf in lifestyles
I mostly agree - but I think no matter where those arches are, they're still seen as 'American'