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I saw today on TV where Raytheon and Jaguar have teamed up in the production of a 'Jaguar Edition' corporate jet aircraft, at a mere $2.6 million per copy. It is said to be the first bizjet designed to leave an oil slick on the runway. Dave - ---------- > From: Marc James Small <email@example.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [Leica] Oil Leaks and British Machinery: OFF-TOPIC > Date: Wednesday, January 07, 1998 6:57 PM > > The late, great, much lamented Henry N Manney pointed out that the first > Baron Rootes was offered ownership of the Volkswagenwerke in 1946 and, > after a visit, declined the honour. Manney credited this brief British > connexion with the oil leakeage by the Beetle ... > > Of course, Henry Ford, the original dude, was offered the same deal, and > snorted that, "it will never sell". > > I have owned three Beetles, a KG, a Bus, and currently drive an Audi. > Thank heavens for their blindness. But I also own one of Lord Rootes' > products, an Alpine, and it DOES leak a bit of oil, now and again ... > > Marc > > > email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 > Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!