an observation about european cars vs the rest of the
Jim at ur-q.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Sep 7 23:43:14 EDT 2001
Bora is Italian, its a NE wind in the Adriatic. Sirocco is also Italian, its
a southerly wind in south Italy which is actually a strong Saharan Simoom
that has crossed the Mediterranean.
30 years since that geography lesson and this is the first time that I've
used that information - why does the really useless stuff stick?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rave Racer" <Ravewar at home.com>
To: "jim rose" <sf5ktq at hotmail.com>; <gselby4x4 at earthlink.net>
Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: an observation about european cars vs the rest of the
> You know it seems to me that Sharan is a Desert wind, Corrado is
> in Spain or Mexico, and Scircco could be Italian. Correct me if I'm
> but I thought I might have seen that somewhere. Vento sounds breezey but
> Bora, and Jetta I know nothing about.
> Rave Racer
> '89 Jetta 1.8L 16V GTX
> '87 Audi 4000 Quattro Sedan
> '72 Triumph GT6
> '83 Toyota Tercel (yoda) Possible future Sandrail donor... Maybe
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: jim rose <sf5ktq at hotmail.com>
> To: <gselby4x4 at earthlink.net>
> Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 11:58 AM
> Subject: Re: an observation about european cars vs the rest of the
> > i recall reading that all the veedub model names were after prevailing
> > throuought the world - corrado, jetta, scirocco, and i think vento,
> > etc.. are all names of or types of winds. like golf (gulf)
> > tho i'm not sure where the "eurovan" blows....
> > jim
> > >Golf is named after the German spelling of Gulf, the A1, A2, A3 and A4
> > >series of hatchbacks were named after the Gulf Stream that blows along
> > >the US East Coast.
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