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    about as cool as it gets

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    nice

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    Very cool car.... Bike and trailer not so much.
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    IMO... its only the trailer thats not up to snuff; but I like it all.

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    IMO, the POS trailer has the best fenders of the lot...

    Honestly, I wouldn't be interested in any of it.

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    It would be worth having a rig like that, just to take to the National.

    But I'd love to have a bobber, for day rides. I'd be the coolest guy at our local biker hang out.
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    How about a BMW on a BMW Multitrailer attached to a Mercedes?
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    f14rio...that IS just 'about as cool as it gets'.
    Most MOA members would never admit it though...

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    It's cool? It's hot. It's the desert.
    If it's your cup of meat, it is. I'm hip. Or is it hep?
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    Oh yeah Kent...pretty cool set up as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    How about a BMW on a BMW Multitrailer attached to a Mercedes?
    Nice bike, but too sanitary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    OK, so I live in an area (near Carlisle and Hershey, PA) where I can view a lot of rods and "Muscle Car Classics". For the most part, they are toys of the 65+ set.

    Being 10+ yrs younger than that age group (thankfully), I'm not much of a fan of these cars; having grown-up with Japanese motorcycles, VW cars and several really lame GM & Ford products from the 70 and 80's. In any event, when a I was in my twenties, I can still recall me and my friends being excited about new cars.........the RX-7, Datsun Z-cars and the 810's and, of course, whatever European product was available.

    But, today, amongst the younger folks that I work with, the subject of cars never comes up. I find that strange, especially since I work in a large engineering lab. A heated discussion on the relative merits of Mac vs PC might occur, but rarely a word on cars.

    Perhaps, physical travel is no longer important or enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post

    But, today, amongst the younger folks that I work with, the subject of cars never comes up.

    +1 I got my 19 yr old stepson hooked on manual transmissions and he actually has some interest in cars and bikes now, besides the boombox and cruiser aspects or them. But to most kids, they're just appliances. Maybe it does have something to do with growing up in the 60's rather than the age of minivans and computer games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    But, today, amongst the younger folks that I work with, the subject of cars never comes up. I find that strange, especially since I work in a large engineering lab. A heated discussion on the relative merits of Mac vs PC might occur, but rarely a word on cars.
    Some good to this, I think.

    I grew up with my Dad a partner in a truck dealership and I've seen all the old iron I can stand. Zip/zero/nada nostalgia for me for old junk like small block chebbies (AKA boat anchors), Harleys, street rods, etc.

    The USA has 2/3 of its auto majors just out of bankruptcy or given to Italians while Germany leads the world in automotive technology. Not much nostalgia for old BMWs either--they, too, look like they were built by blacksmiths.

    Yeah, good luck trying to sell that junk to today's younger folks. Try telling them how your rotary dial telephone was cool, too, and about the encyclopedia salesman. If they could afford one, they'd own an M3.

    Some evidence? Get Zite for your iPhone and you'll be overwhelmed how "young" the intended audience for that is. Then check the Auto news section--just about all BMW news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Some evidence? Get Zite for your iPhone and you'll be overwhelmed how "young" the intended audience for that is. Then check the Auto news section--just about all BMW news.
    iPhone?
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