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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bleve_349/sets/72057594113869693/


short summary of every jewish holiday: they tried to kill us ,we won , lets eat !
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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

Screw the limo, there's a 141 that isn't in the desert. Much more rare.

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5628 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

I don't know if it's done in every case, but generally there are two Presidential limousines in a motorcade. The President is in one, and the other is a decoy; the idea is if someone fires a RPG at one of the limousines there's only a 50-50 chance they'll actually hit the President.


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

I want one! I want one! Hmm...maybe I'll work towards becoming President of Namibia... Wink

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

When I was at FoMoCo in the 60s-70s I had the priviledge if being peripherially envolved with helping direct the exterior visual fabrication aspect of the Presidential Lincoln and in later years observed some same with now current Cadillacs.

Every effort is made to ensure styling theme. A casual observer will assume that the vehicle(s) are simply streched, raised-roof limousines with plating, but without going into security detail, and to reiterate much-published to the public information, I can assure you they are not. There is an incredible amount of Class-A fabrication to duplicate certain exterior skins in "non-obtainium", even down to duplicating surface imperfections that would normally appear even to the trained stylist's eye.

Certainly, what you see is "not" what you get one of these vehicles, and I'm quite glad of it. Regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3700 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Quoting PROSA (Reply 2):
I don't know if it's done in every case, but generally there are two Presidential limousines in a motorcade. The President is in one, and the other is a decoy; the idea is if someone fires a RPG at one of the limousines there's only a 50-50 chance they'll actually hit the President.

Yep, Bush was in Richmond last week and the second limo was out...then again this is Richmond  biggrin 

I was really surprised at how enormous the Presidential motorcade was. I've had The Queen, Blair and his predecessor at my old school a number of times and so are familiar with their motorcades (usually a couple of motorbikes at each end plus a car in tow). This however was another level completely, two dozen or thereabouts motorcycles, a couple of limos, more vans, some other vans, a large Excursion type thing, what looked like a SWAT van, an ambulance etc I lost count! Quite amazing.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2756 times:
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Quoting Cptkrell (Reply 4):
the exterior visual fabrication aspect



Quoting Cptkrell (Reply 4):
Every effort is made to ensure styling theme

I find this extremely interesting. Are you familiar with Robert Cumberford's design column in Automobile magazine? He illustrates how design cues alter the visual length, height, proportion, etc of various car models.

Lately, I've taken an interest in how body color....in particular, the contrast between body color and non-painted features.....alters the visual dimensions and overall stance of a car. For example, if a car is painted the same shade of red as it's tail lights, the tail lights tend to disappear, and they no longer influence the look/proportions of the car.



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User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 1):
Screw the limo, there's a 141 that isn't in the desert. Much more rare.

Unlrelated to the OP, but sharp eyes will tell you that is the retired Kuiper Airborne Observatory - which would put these pictures at NAS Moffett Field in San Jose.



Time...to un-pimp...ze auto!
User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-200...lac-DTS-Presidential-Limousine.htm

heres another set of professionally taken pics...



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