Fake news.Actually there is photographic evidence of Trump winning King of the Hammers in a manual transmission, SFA rig
On a manual transmission note, when I mowed yesterday, I had to move my jeep but its battery was mostly dead. Good thing I parked it up on the hill. Low range, 3rd gear on the T5 came to life. While turning downhill to shoot the gap between my eagle and a costco tent. Back in the early 60s my dad lived with a 10 year old VW that had no starter for a whole month as his daily driver. Had to park on whatever hill he could find near where he was going though.
Manual transmissions are like light sabers in star wars. Everybody knows what they are but just uses a blaster because they are easier. Only a few folks in the galaxy have em, but those that do, can do amazing things with them.