Porsche is currently in the process of opening a brand new American HQ in Atlanta, GA. As such, the company requested the right to rename what is currently Henry Ford II Ave. to Ferdinand Porsche Ave., after the company's founder. Atlanta has denied the request, citing Porsche's involvement with the Nazi regime.
Porsche was first approached by Hitler to create a car that even lower class people could afford to buy and maintain, which resulted in the Volkswagen Beetle, and to help create competitive racing cars. We'd argue that both of these are fairly good things.
However, being employed in the auto industry, he was then put to work designing and building military vehicles, as the country entered a state of total war.
What do you think, should Porsche's HQ have a road called "Ferdinand Porsche Ave." or are the Nazi ties too much?
[via Left Lane News]