The show was nearly a month ago and I still have several
thousand (damn modern technology and cheap flash cards)
pictures to categorize, so here is only the first installment,
pictures o fthe Maybach 62 limo. It really does make all
other super luxury cars look really really stupid.
No, that's not me in any of the photos, which were taken
by several people.
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Sexton) haute in die Tasten:
It definitely is a matter of taste, but having inspected one closely at the
Maybach showroom in Munich (including the interior), I must say that I am
not at all amazed by that car. If I had to choose between this car and a
new Rolls Royce, I'd probably choose the Rolls instead (or a S600L and a
SL55AMG Kompressor, both fully loaded). Hint: You have to see the new Rolls
in real life to know what I am talking about. Pictures do not tell the
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All I have seen is pictures of the new Roller and from what I have seen,
the biggest hurdle will be convincing people they look good.
Still one will not be in my price range for the foreseeable future, or
even the unforeseeable future.
Frank Kemper wrote:
I saw a new Rolls last weekend prowling the streets of Liverpool, and I have
to say I thought it looked rather good, in a mean kind of way. Doesn't have
the patrician splendour of the old Turbo R, the new one somehow seems more
Al Capone style, like it'd slap you down if you strayed into it's lane. Bit
like the S classes used to be.
The Maybach, on the other hand, looks bloody awful. Are you sure they
weren't looking at it and thinking "Why??????"
I saw a 57 at this year's Stanford Concours d'Elegance, and
another in the showroom of my local Mercedes dealership.
It's certainly impressive, but like the 747, I find it more
imposing than beautiful. The one at the dealership was
stickered at $320,600.00.
I'll keep an open mind until I do. Based on the pictures
I've seen in the car magazines, I'm not impressed; it strikes
me as slab-sided and -fronted, like a refrigerator on wheels.
It reminds me of the vehicle in the 1977 horror flick "The
Personally, if I were going to choose a sedan in that rare-
fied price range, I'd opt for a Bentley Arnage. A comfy,
high seating position, 5,700 lbs. of road-hugging weight,
all the power in the world, and an interior that resembles
a London gentlemen's club -- not to mention a touch of dash
that no Rolls or Maybach can match. What's not to like?
"Trying to win an argument with an irrational person
is like trying to teach a cat to snorkel by providing
Excellent! That's the best description of that monstrosity
I've seen yet.
speaking of Bruce McCall, I still have a copy of that issue
of NatLamp from the Seventies with the spread about the 1958
"Fighter pilots make movies.
Bomber pilots make history."
You might like to take a look at a program that might make your pic's
easier for you to sort thru. Easier than opening each one in a paint
prog anyway. Catagorising them is still a manual operation though.
Batch Thumbs is one I use its FREE and you can get it from
Dodgy sounding name, but I think its the guys name.
Open it up, select the images you want, )usually all) follow the screens
and in a few seconds you have web pages made with thumbnails of all the
pics, linked to a large image, and java buttons to go from page to page
You get some options, play with them lots of things you can change from
how big the thumbnails are, how many per page, quality of the
thumbnails, the title for the page, background colours and what to call
Just use a couple of dozen images first, till you get the feel of it and
you come up with something your happy with looks wise.
Richard Sexton wrote:
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