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    I have always heard that england suffered from the effects of WWII in the form of shortages well into the early 1970s. I am not english so I can't attest to this but more than one person has said to me first hand that even in the 70's alloy was hard to come by and people were still salvaging german fighter planes in the country side (that last part may be exaggerated).

    I don't know why people get so wrapped up in "brand loyalty" anymore. This year I had a real change of heart about this myself when Pontiac, a brand near and dear to my heart went tits up. I thought about it and you know what, who the fuck cares if people are brand or badge engineering, at least they are making something in that brands name. Pontiac hadn't been pontiac since the 1970s but you know what? the G8 GT was one of the best cars GM made in the last 5 years, and the new GTO (despite its rental car looks) is an excellent car to the point where I think about picking up a used one from time to time. I used to think "oh well they are just trying to take advantage of me and my own loyalties to x brand" when ever the topic of badge engineering is brought up, but now I think "you know, the only way things evolve is if they get made, so make it all. If it doesn't sell then they will remake it or it will be scrapped and someone will try again. Eventually you will get someone who knows what they are doing and get it right."

    As americans have we become so arrogant that we thing they have to get it right on the first try or not at all? no wonder people buy boring shit box foreign cars.

    I could write all day about GM and what they owe the american people, but really at the end of the day I would rather have a chevy powered pontiac in the market place than none at all.
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    quote:After all, [u]there's</u> only 4 of them in existence...
    "...there ARE only 4 of them in existence..." Four is plural.

    And in this context, "in existence" is not only wordy, but redundant.

    "After all, only four exist." See?

    Carry on.
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    quote:After all, [u]there's</u> only 4 of them in existence...
    "...there ARE only 4 of them in existence..." Four is plural.

    And in this context, "in existence" is not only wordy, but redundant.

    "After all, only four exist." See?

    Carry on.
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    Material shortages and money plagued England for a long time after the war. Norton made a tansverse four for racing. Lack of money caused it to be shelved. The major castings still exist. Norton also came up with a rotary valve head for the Manx. Once again money and material stopped the project. Shame. Think what might have been. The Manx might have been a forgotten footote in M/C history.

    Another thought. Are we "hating" the Li Vincent because it doesn't look like the Vincent we know and love?

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    Material shortages and money plagued England for a long time after the war. Norton made a tansverse four for racing. Lack of money caused it to be shelved. The major castings still exist. Norton also came up with a rotary valve head for the Manx. Once again money and material stopped the project. Shame. Think what might have been. The Manx might have been a forgotten footote in M/C history.

    Another thought. Are we "hating" the Li Vincent because it doesn't look like the Vincent we know and love?

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    By weslake at 2010-05-05
    Don\'t cry because its over. Smile because it happened

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    I dont hate it, and like Judey said, Id ride the shit outta that touring model. Cause Im fat and lazy and it looks low, comfortable, and fast.

    I dont hate it at all. But when I think Vincent, I think engine first.

    So now looking around their website, that prototype phase 1, with the old motor and new frame setup, gave me the tinglys.
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    I dont hate it, and like Judey said, Id ride the shit outta that touring model. Cause Im fat and lazy and it looks low, comfortable, and fast.

    I dont hate it at all. But when I think Vincent, I think engine first.

    So now looking around their website, that prototype phase 1, with the old motor and new frame setup, gave me the tinglys.
    \"I came to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and Im all outta gum.\"

    73 CL350

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    quote:Originally posted by Judeyramone

    Fuck you, catboy.
    Judey, Did you do a spell and grammar check on that before you posted? :-)
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