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Convoying to Ingolstadt...

In message <960906171444_75363.2524_EHI60-1@CompuServe.COM> Joe Yakubik writes:

> George Harrison wrote that he and 16 other ur-Q drivers will be travelling to
> Ingolstadt in four weeks to "visit Audi Ag".
> Yeah, right.  I believe you.  Pay absolutely no attention to the fact that in
> about three and a half weeks Oktoberfest will be in full swing in Munich.

Ah, the _wonderful_ Oktoberfest.

I went to it once, by accident.  I was in Munich on business, and had to stay 
overnight.  I think it was about 1984.  The office manager sympathised with our 
problems (no hotel rooms, place full of drunks, etc.) and threw us a few 
tickets, describing each as "An Gutschein fur'n'n Gummiadler'n'n Mass".

A "Gutschein" is a voucher - a "Gummiadler" (literally a 'rubber eagle') is a 
grilled chicken, and a "Mass" is a large glass pot with a little beer and a lot 
of foam.

Avoid it like the _plague_.  The beer is gnat's piss, the music is unrelenting 
oompah, and it's a tourist trap.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club