Saturday, April 20, 2013

bridge to nowhere...


canyon ride of the day.
 
本日の山。

 bmw 2002 with well-modulated sound passed by.

02が良い音で走り去って行った。ファーン。




we went up from azusa, took east fork, came down to glendora and swang by the italian deli in downtown glendora.

アズサから山を上がって行って分岐を東へ曲がり、隣町のグレンドーラに抜ける。グレンドーラのダウンタウンをブラブラ。

shinya wriggling through our neighbor's '63 pontiac bonneville ambulance superior (one of only 139 built ever!) to put his sporty back in #12.

近所のガラス屋Kご自慢の63年ポンティアックの救急車の間をぬってスポーツスターを12番にしまう木村氏。この救急車は139台しか作られなかった内の1台なんだってさ。時々サイレンを鳴らして我々をビビらせては喜んでいる。むぅ。


1 comment:

emil said...

The BMW 2002 series is important in the history of BMW for several reasons, not the least of which it brought the company out of near bankruptcy in the 1960s and put BMW as a marque on the map in the United States. It was the ancestral grandfather to the BMW 3 Series and was produced from 1968 to 1976.

German BMW importer Max Hoffman is credited for the car's creation. He had suggested to BMW's engineering director that a 2.0 L engine should be installed into the small two-door 1600-2 to improve performance and emissions. The engineering director argued that the larger motor would not fit, but Hoffman countered that it certainly would fit; if he refused to put the motor in, Hoffman would personally take a car with the new engine to Georg Meier, a famous motorcycle racer, for installation. Almost immediately, this brought action, and the resulting 2002 (named after the new motor's displacement) was popular in its first year on sale stateside.

BMW's 2002 Series is credited for inventing the category for compact sporting sedans, a category widely popular now through models from various German, Japanese and American makes of small 2-door sedans with high-performance engines, suspensions and aggressive sports car-like features.

from Wikipedia, 2013

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Matthias