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25 October 2015

PIZZAQ -- What kind of car was it?

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Courtesy of a guy on IRC.

Okay, after it knocks you down and speeds away, the cop will ask you what kind of car it was.

What kind of car was it?

... and, if you're a car buff, what else do you know about it?

Free 6-pack of good beer if you own one or ever drove one. Please supply details, routes and opinions. Did it make you happy? Did it make you unhappy?

1 Large Gluten-Free Pizza with endives, shallots, garlic and Camembert.

13 comments:

PatFromCH said...

For all the life of me it looks like a Trabant (a type of car from East Germany before the wall came tumbling down) or an old school Skoda from the same era...

ahh...how we marveled at these cars when they first popped up after the unification and the first tourists were visiting Switzerland. It was like the aliens had just landed..and oh boy did we laugh when we looked under the hood...

So my guess is old school communist eastern europe or a Fiat model that was made before I was born.....

Mike Stone said...

VW.

Mike Stone said...

VW.

Vleeptron Dude said...

"What I say three times is true." -- Lewis Carroll, "Hunting of the Snark" (I think)

So Mike, now you must say "VW" one more time to make it a VW.

(But it still won't be a VW. Sorry.)

PatfromCH is ... uhhh ... well ... sniffing on the right track and in the right direction. But wrong names, wrong nationality.

But the nice new green paint job is indeed covering up the original Red.

Mike Stone said...

Hmm, not sure what's up with the double post. I was on my phone when I did it, so I'm going to blame T-Mobile. It's obviously their fault.

Mike Stone said...

I dunno dude, I think PatfromCH deserves credit for that.

Vleeptron Dude said...

Okay, what the Ministry of Pizza wants here is for you to go into a car place and say (in the local lingo):

"I want to buy / rent / hire that green XXXXX."

To win the pizza and maybe the beer, you need to tell the MoP what XXXXX is.

The name of the car is not necessarily 5 letters long. XXXXX is just a dummy word.

Yes, Pat was leaning in the right direction. But we need the name of the car.

PatFromCH said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2FlgFvarcY

This is a PR movie for the east german Trabant. I can clearly remember seeing one of these pieces of shite on a rural road close to the village where I grew up in early 1990. It was very, very, very strange to see one of those things....

Alas, we have established that this is not a Trabant, but time and place are clear – communist eastern europe, or as Vleeptron calls it – Mitteleuropa.

What else was there ? Lada (hoho), Moskowitsch, Skoda (now very popular with luxury models, back then just shit packed in plastic, spit, glue, luck and an Otto motor. Also “skoda” means broke or broken in some slavic languages I wonder...) and Yugo from the former Yugoslavia. There were more brands, I think they even made some sort of Triumph bike clone, but all that was so bloody long ago.......

Vleeptron Dude said...

Hey! Don't forget the big long heavy black limousine der Kommissar rode around in when der Kommissar was in town: the Zil!

boy oh boy have you considered becoming a Geopolitico-Automotive Detektiv, like Emil? You got der Auge und der Nase for it! You are ... well, not just close ... You win the Pizza!!! (You just don't realize it yet.)

The Warsaw Pact made a motorcycle? Now THAT's verrrrrry scarey ...


Vleeptron Dude said...

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Vleeptron Dude said...

Oh, I forgot to say ...

PatfromCH wins the Pizza ... but he's not sure why yet.

So technically the Pizza hasn't been won yet ... Pat must say WHICH car name he got right!

PatFromCH said...

Me hungry...Pizza and Beer....that will be from a microbrewery, right ? Because yer average american beer is like making love in a canoe....

Now the back looks like an old school Fiat Cinquecento...but the front...hmmm....the former Yugoslavia has always been very open, I even spent a few vacations there with my parents...and since Italy and Yugoslavia were neighbours I could imagine some automotive cooperation going on between Fiat and Yugo. A cautious bet on the Yugo then....

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