Let’s Go For A Little Ride

let's go for a ride

F/29.0, 30.0, ISO 100.

Day 236 /365

A guy walks into a bar and demands to know “Who’s the strongest in here?”
The toughest guy looks at him and says “I am the strongest around here!”
The other guy politely asks “Can you help me push my car to the gas station?”

Interesting Fact:  By 1932, the name fiasco between Horch the man, and Horch the company was water under the bridge. Horch (the company) and Audi entered an agreement along with two other German car manufacturers, DKW and Wanderer, to form Auto Union. The four rings, which Audi still uses today, originally represented the four companies of Auto Union. After the merger, Auto Union became the second biggest car company in Germany after Mercedes-Benz. Each of the companies were allocated a market segment: Horch would build high-end luxury cars, Audi focused on deluxe mid-size cars, Wanderer was put in charge of standard mid-size cars, and DKW was tasked with small cars and motorcycles. ( http://www.carcrushing.com/12-things-didnt-know-audi/)

Vroom Vroom!!!

audi 2

F/5.0, 1/60, ISO 800.

Day 241 / 365

Five Guys in an Audi Quattro arrive at the border.  The Customs agent stops them and says, “It’s illegal to put 5 people in a Quattro.”  “What do you mean it’s illegal?” ask the driver.  “Quattro means four,” replies the Customs agent.  “Quattro is just the name of the automobile,” the driver retort disbelievingly. “Look at the papers: this car is designed to carry 5 persons.” “You can’t pull that one on me,” replies the Customs agent. “Quattro means four. You have five people in your car and you are therefore breaking the law.”  The driver replies angrily, “You idiot! Call your supervisor over,  I want to speak to someone with more intelligence!”  “Sorry,” responds the Customs agent, “he can’t come. He’s busy with 2 guys in a Fiat Uno.”

 

Interesting Fact:  August Horch founded his first car company, A. Horch & Cie. in 1899. But just 10 years later, Horch wasn’t seeing eye-to-eye with his Chief Financial officer and left his own company to start August Horch Automobilwerke GmbH. Unfortunately, Horch soon learned the Horch name belonged to his former company when he was notified of a copyright infringement. In response, Horch changed the new company’s name to the latin translation of his last name. In German “horch” means “hear,” which in Latin is “audi”. ( http://www.carcrushing.com/12-things-didnt-know-audi/)

It’s Not Always What’s In Front Of You ” SO TURN AROUND TO SEE WHAT REALLY MATTERS “

down town jersey city

F/5.6, 1/125, ISO 200, Adobe Photoshop CS6.

This actually caught my eye as I was leaving down town Jersey City. People always say keep looking ahead, well I say look all around you, because you never know what you will see.

Interesting Fact: With its 18-piece spire, 1WTC stands at 1,776 feet, a direct reference to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. ( http://www.rd.com/slideshows/fascinating-trivia-about-one-world-trade-center/ )