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Re: Avant, Variant, Brake....

What's the origin of the term 'shooting brake?'  Is it a car you take to go
shoot skeet?  I suppose the extra room would be helpful for shotguns, ammo,
and clay pigeons...


Bob W.

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
To: Robert@wunderlich.com <Robert@wunderlich.com>
Cc: quattro@audifans.com <quattro@audifans.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: Avant, Variant, Brake....

>In message <003301bf0a7f$29531ba0$6286fc9e@BWunderlich.DIABETEX>
Robert@wunderlich.com writes:
>> I think I once read that Aston Martin called theirs a "shooting brake".
>> think it may have been a show car or one-off model built for some rich
>> person.  Goofy Brits....
>No, no - the term was once common.  Also "estate car".
> Phil Payne
> UK Audi quattro Owners Club
> Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933