Vellum Venom Vignette: BMW 328!.

Sajeev Mehta
by Sajeev Mehta
vellum venom vignette bmw 328

TTAC commentator krhodes1 writes:

Hi Sajeev,

As promised in your Taurus X post, here are the incriminating photos. The badge up close: 328!.

Here’s when I took delivery at BMW Welt, just drove down the ramp into the parking lot:

In Amsterdam at the Crowne Plaza just before I dropped her off to ship home – the fat bastard is me. Keep up the good work, I could not make it through the day without TTAC!

Sajeev brings it home:

While I never took pictures of this process–that’s like totally not allowed, ya know–in the last few factory tours I’ve seen, this really shouldn’t happen. The emblem alignment machine on the assembly line makes this rather impossible. My only guess is that the emblem was shipped to the factory with the “i” positioned upside down, it was already lined up and glued to go on that way. Which is somewhat tragic, except far more hilarious. Put another way…


And, for crying out loud, you’re not a fat bastard! Rather, you have the proud stature of a proper Automotive Journalist. But seriously, I used to sell Corporate Wellness Programs (and you thought selling cars was tough? At least people want that crap!) so you should address this situation. Vellum Venom also applies to the human physique?

Perhaps that’s true…and perhaps I better hit the gym myself. Dang.

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  • WheelMcCoy WheelMcCoy on Jul 21, 2012

    328! - way cool! But the nerd in me sees 328 factorial... which is some huge number... which, depending how you decipher BMW names, is their future car or has a huge engine. :P

  • Danddd Danddd on Aug 23, 2020

    And I only had a E91 325ix with sport package. A friend of mine in the mid '70's bought a Pontiac Trans Am, the white with blue stripe. Spelled out on the back of the car was PONITAC. The 70's was such a stellar time for US car manufacturers.

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