publication date: Sunday, August 21, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)
clue: One way to become the rock star of the auto industry is to make a car-of-the-year so hot that not even Snoop Dogg can get one.
explanation: Gilles was a popular designer for Chrysler. His 300C was named Motor Trend Car of the Year and sold out so much that rapper Snoop Dopp reportedly left a message for the company chairman complaining that he couldn't find one anywhere. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, and Bob Miller
trivia: Scott originally created an alternate version but didn't like it enough to use it.