The 1970s were marked by fuel shortages and many Americans went from driving big cars to wanting smaller ones. A new company was born touting a 3-wheel sports vehicle that would get 70MPG. Geraldine Charmichael founded the 20th Century Motor Car Corporation. She claimed to be the wife of a NASA structural engineer. In reality she was on the run from the FBI on forgery charges. The reason they couldn’t catch her is because she was really a he. On the run from police a Jerry Dean Michael had undergone sex reassignment surgery to become Geraldine. Now, after collecting 3 million dollars from investors to build the car, she went into hiding. Eventually arrested, she was bailed out by a news agency for the exclusive rights to her story. But she ran again and was never caught.
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