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Gainesville Sun (Florida), September 11, 2000:     
For Jimmy Valentine in North Hollywood, California, Metropolitans are more than a passing fancy, they're a business. He operates Metropolitan Pit Stop, selling the parts, assisting in restorations and running a museum dedicated to the humble little ‘Met’. 

"It had the potential to be successful, but they didn't market it successfully," he said. Valentine explained that when the Nash company merged with Hudson, the Hudson people liked more high-performance cars and looked down on the little car with a mere four cylinders under the hood. He said there was also pressure to sell cars that were built in the United States. The small foreign-built VW bug went on to mega-success, while the Met became part of auto history. While it never was a wild commercial success, it did capture many hearts. 
- Gary Kirkland




Other publications featuring articles about the
Metropolitan Pit Stop include:


Valley Life – February 21, 1990
Daily News (Los Angeles) - February 10, 1988
Daily News, Business Section – July 15, 1985
LA Weekly - June 27, l985
Los Angeles Times - February 3, l985