[200q20v] Drivers Found: Treasury Sec'y Drives Audi

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Thu Apr 12 16:48:19 EDT 2001

I thought Alcoa teamed up with Audi in developing the aluminum technologies 
used for a bunch of the cast and stamped parts used in the A-8.

At 01:56 PM 04/12/2001 -0500, Dale McCormack wrote:

>Audist Alert:
>Saw a photo accompanying a hard-copy report in the
>Chicago Sun Times newspaper on Tuesday (4-10, Wm. O'Rourke column, photo
>not on their website), using an Associated Press photo showing Secy.
>Paul O' Neil. Many may know he's the former president of Alcoa, and is
>shown standing
>with his car in front of the Alcoa headquarters.  It's definitely an
>Audi and looks like an A8.  Appropriate, considering the significant
>aluminum content.
>Anyway, I thought it was interesting because most of our
>politicians couldn't identify the purpose of a steering wheel if it
>was handed to them. Rarely does a "civilian" auto accompany them in
>photos.  Too many chauffeurs (aloofness), not enough drivers (reality),
>but one of our problems in Washington.
>Happy Motoring,
>Dale McCormack
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