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Old 11-17-2012, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleJ View Post
Wolfgang and Ludwig -- both "passionate car enthusiasts"! That is why the domestics languish -- we get bean counters, they get "passionate car enthusiasts". As Pogo would say, "we have met the enemy and he is us"! Sad days indeed. Where is the next Zora Arkus-Duntov when we really need him!
I had dinner with Ralph Gilles (CEO of SRT) last night up in the Bay Area, after spending all day driving the all-new '13 Viper on- and off-the track (strict embargo prevents me from saying anything more about it until this Wednesday). Ralph is about as good as it currently gets for the domestics the guy is bright, personable and really likes a fast car. Great conversation about the effort that went into the new Viper. Plus, he is not too proud to ask for opinions or suggestions.

- Mike
I am fortunate to have unique press cars delivered weekly, but I own:

'16 BMW X5 xDrive35i M Sport 8AT
'15 Volkswagen Golf TDI 6MT
'86 Porsche 911 Turbo 4MT

Gone, but never forgotten... my E70 X5 35d, E90 335i, E46 330i, E36 328i, E70 X5 3.0si, E53 X5 3.0i.
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