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Re: badges? we don't need

 Andrew Duane USG/PE <duane@zk3.dec.com> writes:
 Du> I've been thinking of sticking the Audi rings on the center of the
 Du> trunk, to imitate a V8. If only the engine would believe that....

    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    BUT, it gives the V8 a bad rep when Rice Burners
    and various others start telling everyone how they
    smoked a V8Q.  

    When I owned a 500SEL (Euro,FAST) I rebadged it,
    I put 300SDL and DIESEL badge on the back, I 
    even lightly coated the rear end with fireplace
    soot to make it look legit, now THAT was a fun
    rebadge, you should see the looks on some of the
    mama's boys when they got blown away by a
    Diesel....albeit a quiet one. ;-) I especially
    took pride in the ARPA sticker I put on the back.
    (Although I have many decades before they'll
    accept my application.

    The practice of rebadging seems more at home with
    the "prestige" cars, I had to laugh at an 
    "SL600" the other day, it was a rebadged SL300,
    when I asked the owner when Mercedes downsized
    the 600 and installed 6 bangers...he gave me 
    a snarling look and mumbled something to his gf.

    PS: Noticed a V8 pearl/BBS wheels parked right behind 
    mine at he NE autoshow on Friday, was that someone 
    one the list??

... Nothing is so smiple that it can't get screwed up.