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Re: Tornado Red Has Us In A Whirl

What color do you think kalahari metallic beige is? :) I used to have an 
85' 5000s in kalahari metallic beige! :) It's not really beige :)

Anthony Chan, First Hill, Seattle, WA, USA.
92' 100 V6 Tornado Red.

On Wed, 4 Dec 1996, Pete Kraus wrote:

> Date: Wed, 04 Dec 1996 09:06:35 -0500
> From: Pete Kraus <Pete_Kraus@EMORY.ORG>
> To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Tornado Red Has Us In A Whirl
> >From 12/2/96: 
> (Trivia note:  "Tornado Red" is actually a mis-translation of "Toronado
> Rot".) it is actually called "Toronado Red" wherever i have seen it, so i
> believe the translation is accurate but it is often misread/misused as
> "Tornado".       
> frank 
> I, too, have been puzzled by the name "Tornado Red." ("Run for the
> storm cellar, Maude, the sky's turning red.  Must be a tornado coming!")
> Since it's used by both Audi and VW, am I correct in assuming it's the
> same color?  
> Please note that all my German language Audi and VW sales literature
> refers to the hue as "Tornadorot."  If the name came about because of a
> translation problem, it appears not to be with the catalog translation
> from German to English.
> Anyone know for sure how the color got its name?
> Pete
> Pete_Kraus@emory.org
> '85 4KSQ
> '89 Ford F250 4x4 diesel
> '95 Z28