That's funny, 'cause it implies that two French cars are made well enough to around 25 years.
What you two are overlooking, however, is that my Peugeot isn't a car. Its a tank.
For safety purposes, my car is a Ford Pinto.
Pinto was totally safe for all the family as long as you didn't put petrol in it.Chevrolet started a rumour campaign against it to increase sales for their flagship Corsair.
I think we can all agree that if they put it into a movie, it must be true.
I note with interest that the at-fault vehicle appears to be a VW-Landrover crewed by fanatical Huns kitted out in American Marines jungle-greens.And if I didn't know better,I'd swear the tail-gunner was Audey Murphy.
Can you provide more information please,as I coincidentally happen to be pursuing a doctorate on the use of teutono-british vehicular chimerae in armed conflicts from AD1066-Advent of EEU.
Gladly. The conflict in question is the French resistance campaign in east Germany in the late 1950s, specifically from the resistance group led by one Mssr. Potato. The above clip is from the wonderful documentary "Top Secret", which details a young rock and roll star's (portrayed by Val Kilmer, in his first appearance in film) involvement in this conflict. I am surprised that you haven't encountered it in your studies.
Also, I notice that your period of interest begins in 1066. Did Harald Hadrada drive a BMW during his invasion of England during that time? I am curious to know what motivated that particular date.
As you are no doubt aware.William the Conqueror was actually not French,but was,in fact,a Viking.
His invasion vehicle of choice was the Norwegian Bjering.It's very narrow wheelbase made it ideal for use in England,which at that time had no roads as such apart from a few old Roman autobahns made out of cobblestones.But goat-tracks abounded,so his skinny little underpowered but lightweight vehicle was the perfect one for the terrain.The defenders,history demonstrates to us,erred mightily in using Rover troop carriers. The Rover was then,as it remains to this day,a shitbox of a car.
We still use the routes of the old Roman roads in England even now. They were and still are fine and well made.
The Battle of Hastings did not occur at Hastings, but inland a mile or two at a place named Battle.
One hopes the field of conflict was named after (the battle), otherwise that would be too spooky
@bunyip: Nice try. We both know that the Normans were descendants of the Franks, so named because they were probably lead by a guy named Franklin. Franklin was best known for getting into fights at school, mainly with the Goth kids, but occasionally with a group of local Vandals as well. He founded a dynasty of bad boys with cool, tough names, like Pepin the Short and Carol.
My theory is that the Normans were too preppy to hang out with Franks, and decided to run away to a place that they would be popular. And nobody trying to look cool would ever be caught dead in a Scandinavian car. Is it possible that you are confusing the Normans with the group of Vikings from Norway that also happened to invade England in 1066 in a succession dispute? Or are you deliberately supplying us with false information for some more sinister purpose?
@chessspy1 : I did not know that. Neat!
The Franks origionally called themselves The Franklins,since,as you were quick to point out,their leader was,in fact,Franklin the Fatuous.They got a bit pissed with the girls giggling at them for the not-very-tough name The Franklins,so they changed it to Franks.This began the tradition of fatuous losers naming their gangs with monosyllabic words ending in "s"...Jets..Sharks..etc.
Your information obviously comes from your study of the published papers of Prof. Ima Confusia, the academically acclaimed investigator of perplexing historical entanglements.