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Old 11-30-2016, 08:13 PM   #1
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wasser gruppe

hey, those air-cooled, long-hooded track rats got the r-gruppe, but what do we have?

what about outlawed, track-whored boxsters?

wasser-gruppe?

boxer-gruppe?

friseur-gruppe?

perhaps agree on a name, get some decals made up, and issue decals upon successful application (post to this thread w/ car resume and photos - approved on consensus basis)?
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:04 AM   #2
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bahn-gruppe?

schlucht schnitzer-gruppe?
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:09 AM   #3
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mittel-gruppe?
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non-gruppe.....
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non-gruppe.....
c'mon, it's december 1st. open up your advent calendar, have a tasty treat, and cheer up. perhaps start your own; the Mürrischer Mechaniker-Gruppe, or the Besserwisser-Gruppe.
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:28 AM   #6
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Very funny.

Do you guys be aware that some of your ideas could have also a different meaning in german, because of very bad translation or simply a different context meaning?

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hah! google translate is hit-and-miss at best. i was hoping that an actual master of the language would chime in and help us avoid a kennedy/jelly donut incident ("i am a berliner!").
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:29 PM   #10
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OK, let's take a closer look.

wasser-gruppe: (Wassergruppe)
Group of guys drinking mineral water, or doing medical Kneipp applications.
Maybe you've meant water-cooled which would be more something like "Die Wassergekühlten". But this would include all water cooled cars.

boxer-gruppe: (Boxergruppe)
Well, this could also be a group of boxers in the meaning of boxing as a sport.
Also this could be a group of Boxer dogs. Boxer is a dog breed.
MOre unique qould be something like Boxstergruppe, which means group of Boxster cars.

friseur-gruppe: (Friseurgruppe, or Frisögruppe)
OK, Friseur means hairdresser. But because it seems that male gay people like to work in the profession of a hairdresser, a hair dresser's car would be a car for gay guys in german.

bahn-gruppe: (Bahngruppe)
Ok, that is a group of people using the railway. Maybe you've thought more of something like track, which would be translated as Rennstrecke. So maybe Rennstreckengruppe.

schlucht schnitzer-gruppe:
No idea what that could mean in english. A Schlucht is a canyon. A Schnitzer is a carver.

mittel-gruppe:
That would mean the group in the middle. Or the group that is mediocre. So i think what was meant here was mid engine group, which would be translated as Mittelmotorgruppe.

non-gruppe:
Well, nothing to translate here.

gruppe 6
Well it depends on how you write it.
Gruppe 6 = group number six
But if you write Gruppensex, it has a complete different meaning (group sex). Which maybe could be very misleading in combination with friseur-gruppe.

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thanks man, mineral water drinker i am not. i like the gruppe sechs name too (and i didn't even know sechs was 6 in german!). i'll hold off for (hopefully) more input, but will see what i can work up for possible decals. i was thinking something similar to this:



but with the name across the bottom and modified to look a little more water-cooled. you could get a decal w your displacement on it.

the other thing i was thinking was in the style of the mobil 1 pegasus:



but use the horse from the porsche crest instead:



and add the name across the bottom. either way you get a nod to vintage racing but add a new twist.

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Whatever it turns out to be, I'll take 2, one for the car and one for the trailer. Maybe 3, including one for my helmet
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Gruppe 986...

Gruppe 689

or drop the 6 and the 9

Gruppe 8

where the 8 looks like a B (both stand for Boxster)

ergo: Gruppe B
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:33 AM   #14
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But is a 986 really a Gruppe-B-Monster?

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruppe_B

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Funny, this one's been cycling through my head for a while, too.
How about R-Gruppe 2K? (new millennium)
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schlucht schnitzer-gruppe:
No idea what that could mean in english. A Schlucht is a canyon. A Schnitzer is a carver.
"Canyon carving" in American English means to go for a joy ride in the hills.

Very popular expression with motorcyclists too.
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:04 PM   #17
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karate chop Gruppe?

IMS Gruppe?

TT Gruppe (two trunks)?

fried egg Gruppe?

MM Gruppe (Mittel Motor)?

PS Gruppe (Porsche savior) or just PR Gruppe (PORSCHE RETTER)
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^^^^
That sounds about right.
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Gruppe Sechs
While living in Germany I lived in Eltville am Rhein. My phone number was 06123-61666. It was fun telling Americans my number in German was null sechs eins zwei drei, sechs eins sechs sechs sechs.
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