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merclassic

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Re: does a beemeer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2022, 02:50:54 »
no, but a bimmer might
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merclassic

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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2022, 04:43:41 »
thank you  - every day is indeed a school day  ;)

comments section in URL below make for interesting reading :

https://www.bmwblog.com/2020/01/16/bimmer-beemer-beamer/




merclassic

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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2022, 05:23:04 »

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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2022, 16:16:56 »
in the early 1960s, my wife's parents had a 220 Fintail sedan that was destroyed in a head head-on collision with a runaway dump truck in the Andes.  Her mother and father both survived the head-on and that sent them off the edge of the road and down a ravine.  Bela Barenyi's crumple zones worked and they both are still with us today aged 98 and 100.  There is a photo of my wife and her little brother and sister with that car in Pagoda Style.
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Re: does a beemeer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2022, 23:11:58 »
no, but a bimmer might

My understanding always was that the car was a "beemer" and the motorcycle was a "bimmer" :-\
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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2022, 23:15:12 »
So what ... as long as neither one is a "bummer".  ;D 🤣
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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2022, 04:25:07 »
ha ha - indeed  ;)

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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2022, 15:42:31 »
Christopher White Revisits the Site of His Infamous Car Crash… But This Time the Car’s Driving Him

https://lbbonline.com/news/christopher-white-revisits-the-site-of-his-infamous-car-crash-but-this-time-the-cars-driving-him

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Re: does a beemeer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2022, 01:07:12 »
My understanding always was that the car was a "beemer" and the motorcycle was a "bimmer" :-\

Your understanding is reversed.  Take it from someone who bought a bimmer in 1972, a 2002 new, and drives a bimmer now.
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John - Wisconsin
1967 Early 250 SL Red/Caviar, Manual #1543
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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2022, 12:13:23 »
I think it is a matter of opinion or where you live. I do not own a BMW car, but 4 BMW motorcycles and I am a member of the BMW MOA. There they all concur with my understanding... 8)
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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2022, 23:12:56 »
Groups of individuals have been known to be wrong too.

https://www.bmwblog.com/2020/01/16/bimmer-beemer-beamer/  coincidentally a pic of a 2002 just like I bought in 1972

https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bimmer-beamer-nickname-origin.html
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John - Wisconsin
1967 Early 250 SL Red/Caviar, Manual #1543
1961 190 SL 23K miles
1964 Porsche 356
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1991 BMW 318is
1966 Jaguar XKE

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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2022, 12:38:25 »
I stand corrected! I will change the vanity plates on my bikes! ;)
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Re: does a beemer really beat a benz ?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2022, 15:37:55 »
I stand corrected! I will change the vanity plates on my bikes! ;)

And now you can set others straight!
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John - Wisconsin
1967 Early 250 SL Red/Caviar, Manual #1543
1961 190 SL 23K miles
1964 Porsche 356
1970 Porsche 911E
1991 BMW 318is
1966 Jaguar XKE