Friday, June 30, 2006
FBO: 'Adopts the Trabant'
The East-German Trabant, a two-cycle car that was originally intended to be a 'family motorcycle,' became one of the longest surviving cars in automotive history. Its design -- covered with a plastic-like substance (not 'cardboard compressed' as some say -- was a legacy of embargoes opposed from steel plants in Western Germany against Soviet bloc countries. Its engine, its look hardly changed from 1957 till the car was discontinued in 1990.
In the FBO's recent press trip to Bulgaria and Romania, FBO Admin found that old Trabants could be purchased in Bulgaria for as little as US$100.
We think the endurance of the Trabant, despite the odds, is roughly symbolic to the Failed Bands of Oklahoma's plight -- to garner press, to play shows, to continue creating music, to ban movies like 'Superman Returns.'
In other news, here's the FBO Admin's World Cup picks:
Germany over Argentina, 2-1
Italy over Ukraine, 3-0
England over Portugal, 2-1
Brazi over France, 2-0
Mobile/Semi-Permanent HQ -- Brooklyn, NY
Posted by Robert Reid at 9:15 AM