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Re: 959 Sighting Doubtful

On Tue, 21 Mar 1995, Steve Powers wrote:

> Bob says:
> > 
> > On Tue, 21 Mar 1995, Steve Powers wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > My brother John plays volleyball with a Washington State Patrol detective. 
> > > John, who's an afficianado of speed and all things fast, asked him about
> > > Bill Gates' and Paul Allen's 959s. When asked what would happen to Bill's
> > > car _if_ they found it, the detective replied "crush it".
> Maybe it's a local thing, after all, most of you don't have to live near
> the guy; you've just got to deal with his software. I sort of resent the
> fact that he is "above" the law. After all, can you or I speed across the
> local lake freeway bridges in a Mercedes convertible at 90+ with the top
> down, at night, wearing fluorescent orange highway cones on our heads???
> and get _away_ with it??? (one of the local, well-sourced, rumours)

this much is true, reported in the local papers:

he was pulled over for speeding near his posh neighborhood.  drove
his LS400 64 in a 40 zone.  gave the occifer a lot of shit so the
occifer decided to give him more.  apparently it was just past midnight 
and his tabs just expired, so he got cited for that too.

that poor occifer didn't know who he was messing with.  he got fired
shortly after that.  last i heard he filed a suit for wrongful dismissal
but i never found out what happened to that case.

wow, let's rename the quattro list into "general automotive topics mailing
list with slightly higher S/N than rec.autos.*" ...   :)

i've just about unsubscribed to all the newsgroups there, and some of
my ramblings are coming out here.. sorry 'bout that..