Last Call: You Light Up My Life Edition

When the Feds announced that center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSLs) would be mandated for the 1986 model year, everybody and their brother suddenly wanted a third brake light for their older car, either to get a piece of that Federally-mandated safety for themselves, or simply to look like they had a more modern car than they actually owned. Knowing that the window for selling retrofit third brake lights was limited, the aftermarket tooled up quickly, and by mid 1986, over four million CHMSL retrofit kits had been sold to American consumers.
Image: Peterson Mfg. Co.
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Tanshanomi is Japanese [単車のみ] for "motorcycle(s) only." Though primarily tasked with creating two-wheel oriented content for Hooniverse, Pete is a lover of all sorts of motorized vehicles.