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Re: badges? we don't need
Andrew Duane USG/PE <email@example.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.