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Nick Triesch
Jan-30-2004, 8:28pm
Imho, I say nugget. What do you think? Nick

Jan-30-2004, 10:57pm

I suppose I should sit back and and watch the responses roll in. I own the equvalent of 2 Yugos (low end imnports) and a 1917 Model A (literally). But I have to point out that in the 1950s Porche was viewed as an on-the-track speed bump by the real competitors like Jaguar (Model Ds). And even now Porche can't stand up to the real exotics and even the great Japanese sports cars. So... are you looking for performance per cost or unlimited performance?

John Flynn
Jan-30-2004, 11:09pm
are you looking for performance per cost or unlimited performance
Or are you looking for snob appeal (see current thread on that), the extent to which it is overpriced, its ability to help you pick up chicks, or what? What is the basis for this apples and oranges comparison? I would give different answers depending on the criteria.

Jan-30-2004, 11:50pm
if you mean..supper quick response and a very refined handling (er i mean tone) it's Monteleone

Jan-30-2004, 11:57pm
This Rigel: http://www.folkofthewood.com/page296.htm

Andrew Reckhart
Jan-31-2004, 9:37am
What are you guys thinking? #The ONLY Porshe of mandolins is the ....

# # # # # # #~Zeidler CARRERA~

It is right there in the name! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Scotti Adams
Jan-31-2004, 10:55am
I dont know about the Porche but..uh..BMW...no I mean BRW....snicker http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Jan-31-2004, 11:18am
I have driven about 3000 Porsches, and played 3 mandolins.
OK, so I didn't drive them very far- I was a Porsche mechanic for 17 years and mostly drove them into the shop to fix them, and on road tests after. I thought they were good cars- but had mostly arrogant owners...

So which mandoilin is that?

PS- true, there were plenty of arrogant Porsche mechanics too- but I fixed Olds, VW, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, AUDI, and Hondas too, and Porsche owners stood out for arrogant behavior.


Nick Triesch
Jan-31-2004, 1:06pm
Dang guys, Just trying to have a little fun. How bout this then;. What would be the Ford F150 or Chevy 1500 of mandolins? I say Flatiron. The mandolin that was made for everyone. Nick:D

Jan-31-2004, 1:13pm
I'm with andrew. the Zeidler CARRERA is the coolest hottest looking mando I've ever seen and such sporty looks. wow.

David W McLaughlin
Feb-01-2004, 3:22pm
I've always thought that my Loar is a real Duesy of a mandolin.

Feb-01-2004, 4:18pm
I did a google search and could not find the ziegler Carrera mando...could someone poit me in the right direction...the curiosity is killin me!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Brian Aldridge
Feb-01-2004, 4:23pm

Clyde Clevenger
Feb-01-2004, 4:56pm
I played a Rigel G-5 yesterday that was pretty sporty, cornered like it was on rails and just quick as a cat.
It just looked fast too.

Feb-01-2004, 5:14pm
Thanks Brian!

Feb-02-2004, 2:03am
Wouldnt it be German?, and perhaps made in a prison camp by slave labor in the early 1940s

Feb-02-2004, 10:35pm
The #44 Porsche GT3 finished second place in this years 24-hour Daytona car race. In endurance racing Porsche is well known for reliability, which is rather essential when the car is raced around the clock non-stop.

Feb-02-2004, 11:01pm
The easiest way to check for the Porsche of mandolins is to look for an oil stain and rust.

John Flynn
Feb-02-2004, 11:13pm
So this banjo player goes up to a house in an upscale suburban neighborhood and knocks on the door. The lady of the house answers and asks what he wants.

“Well, Ma’m,” says the banjo player, “ It’s been really hard to find work lately and I wondered if you had any odd jobs you would pay me to do.”

The lady says, “Why, yes, I need my porch painted. Go around back to the garage and you will find some paint and brushes. If you will do that, I will pay you $100.”

The banjo player thanks her and goes to work. He comes back a couple hours later and knocks on the door. The lady answers and he says “All done!”

The lady replies, “My, that was fast!”

The banjo player replies, “Well, it wasn’t all that big. And by the way, did you know that your car actually isn’t a Porch, it’s a BMW.”