Friday, April 18, 2008

they drive only the nicest cars...and four wheelers

A quick note to say how shocked I've been at the amount of Mercedes, BMW's, and Porsches we've seen on this trip. And every single one of them seemed to be either black or silver. Today I finally made the statement that every fifth car seemed to be either a Mercedes or a BMW. After some discussion, I decided to start tracking them. So, from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 noon, I kept track of every single car that passed us on the highway (Germany). Mind you that I kept the speed between 140 and 160 kl an hour. During that time, the following cars passed us:

10 Audie's
8 BMW's
6 Mercedes
1 Porsche
17 other cars

That means that, in one hour, every 3.5 cars that passed us was either a Mercedes or a BMW. And I promise you that it's been true of the entire trip! Furthermore, over the course of our five our drive today, we were passed by 5 Porsche's (all of them black) which averages out to 1 Porsche an hour (in case you were unclear on that math). That is also a good representation of the entire trip. In Italy, we also must have averaged being passed by 1 Ferrari an hour (which I didn't mind at all!). Mind you, we were only counting the cars that passed us. This does not include the cars we passed!

That said, by far the weirdest automobile we've seen on the trip was the one pictured above which we passed today in Germany on the autobahn. Your eyes do not deceive you! That is a freaking four wheeler!!! Look again and you'll see that he was even in the second lane!!! The guy was actually passing people on that thing!!!

Comments on "they drive only the nicest cars...and four wheelers"


Blogger Sean said ... (10:03 PM) : 

that's 007's new ride. The Aston Martin 3500 four wheeler.


Blogger tarisayl said ... (4:42 PM) : 

Have you experienced the drivers who make their own lane? You haven't really driven in Europe until you have to deal with that.


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