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All of these Rs were photographed within 1 mile of my house... Just a typical day in "R Land" (the R in Ramstein stands for <I><B>R</B></I>). <p><IMG SRC="http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/6479/1005206small8uf.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/8369/1005108small0ws.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/429/1005106small6oi.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/3810/1001163small2xy.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4425/1005105small3nc.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/8290/1000500small8cr.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>These are all in the parking lot for the HQ Compound...<br><IMG SRC="http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/661/1000285small7xi.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/5191/1000284small1hc.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/2206/1000283small6qc.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/8565/1000282small1vx.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/5658/1000281small7zv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/5815/1000279small9vu.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And of course this one, which I always see outside my apartment...<p><IMG SRC="http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/391/1005051medium5wi.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>There are at least 10 more Rs I see on a regular basis on Ramstein, but in a tyipical day I will see about 16+.<p>Going to be VERY strange not seeing any others in Panama City, FL in about a month from now.
 

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Why is that? I mean, why are there so many R's in your area?<p>The red one looks mean but could use some rear wheel spacers. <p>The silver one looks like it has some front spoiler damage.<p>I really like the European license plates.
 

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Re: (steamboatsig)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steamboatsig</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why is that? I mean, why are there so many R's in your area? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>To put this in perspective, imagine a small town of 20,000 people (about the military population around Ramstein/Kaiserslautern). <p>In that small town, there would be over 50 Rs.<p>Reasons? $5.8K discount off of MSRP through military sales and Volvo ships for free back to US for up to three years. Also, the R appeals to military men for its power and looks, and to their wives because it is a Volvo with 4 doors. The women I've spoke with that bought an R, had no idea that it was special, they just bought what the salesmen sold them. Well, except for the Lesbian that bought the Flash Green, she was into fast cars and hot chicks... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">that last one looks HORRIBLE!<p>j/k</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R Spotting ("R" Kelly)

nice mustang 2 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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What's up with the wheels on that last red one?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flybynight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What's up with the wheels on that last red one?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Winter wheels and tire combo... he actually likes his Pilot Alpins better than the Pirellis, so he hasn't been in a rush to switch back...
 

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Re: ("R" Kelly)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Winter wheels and tire combo... he actually likes his Pilot Alpins better than the Pirellis, so he hasn't been in a rush to switch back...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have had Pilot Alpins on other cars and they ROCK. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>I notice all the license plates start with AD. Is that a military expat thing or is it the area you guys are stationed in (I know in Germany the first letters before the symbol stand for the "state" that you are in).
 

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Re: R Spotting ("R" Kelly)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>And of course this one, which I always see outside my apartment...<p><IMG SRC="http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/391/1005051medium5wi.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>There are at least 10 more Rs I see on a regular basis on Ramstein, but in a tyipical day I will see about 16+.<p>Going to be VERY strange not seeing any others in Panama City, FL in about a month from now.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I swear I thought "damn I like those rims because it's lookin' cocky" and then realized it was yours Superleggeras. Those are hot from that angle!
 

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Re: R Spotting ("R" Kelly)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Going to be VERY strange not seeing any others in Panama City, FL in about a month from now.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It will also suck not having the 'ring and the autobahn in your backyard. At least the Gulf of Mexico has no speed restriction - maybe it will be time for a really fast boat? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Welcome to FL when you get here - hopefully we can have a track day or two at Sebring.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I notice all the license plates start with AD. Is that a military expat thing or is it the area you guys are stationed in (I know in Germany the first letters before the symbol stand for the "state" that you are in). </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Joe, you're right, the AD on all the tags is a US military designation for Germany on the long Euro style tags. For US cars that don't have enough area to mount the long Euro style tags they have the small US sized tags and the first two letters are HK. You can spot US cars by these letters and also a lot of them will be hugging the left lane, which is illegal in many Euro countries and is enforced in Germany.<p>There are changes in progress that started just as I was leaving. Took a while. As a measure of force protection they are changing the tags so the US registered cars cannot be readily identified as if they had a "bulls eye" marked on them. They will have the same first letters as the communities they live in, just as if they were German.<p>On a note, for German tags, the number of letters in this first group directly relates to how many cars are registered in that community. For instance, tags that have the letter "F", "M", or "B" mean these cars are registered in "Frankfurt", "Munich", or "Berlin", which are large cities. The letters "TR", or "KS" mean these cars are registerd in "Trier" or "Kaiserslaurten" and are medium size cities. Then in my old town "BIT" which is Bitburg and is a small city.<p>Just a little trivia, it helps you identify knuckle heads that don't live in your community and are lost!!!!
 

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Re: R Spotting ("R" Kelly)

Wow Kelly R's everywhere. Funny though most if not all of their fog light grills are closed (except yours of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) so much for euro spec.<p>Euro plates. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I want them damn it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>speedemon</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>There are changes in progress that started just as I was leaving. Took a while. As a measure of force protection they are changing the tags so the US registered cars cannot be readily identified as if they had a "bulls eye" marked on them. They will have the same first letters as the communities they live in, just as if they were German.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>But for most cars we can still recognize a US model (sidemarkers, license plate size emplacement, etc...).<p>Curious to see lots of Americans loving our European plates.... why? they are big, ugly, nothing exotic and, most of all, mandatory on the front.
 

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the car above in the red with the aftermarket/exhaust/tip, which rear bumper is that? I'm putting on my dual exhaust and that looks interesting. That's not the volvo sport kit, is it?
 

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Re: R Spotting (baxteR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>baxteR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow Kelly R's everywhere. Funny though most if not all of their fog light grills are closed (except yours of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) so much for euro spec. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>All of those Rs are US spec owned by military folks (hence they are seen on a military base). <p>Having said that, Euro <B>GT</B> spec are the only ones that must come with open grills. Those have extra transmission fluid intercoolers or something. Anyone else that had them from the factory (and a lot of examples noted here) is just happenstance.
 

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Re: R Spotting ("R" Kelly)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>All of those Rs are US spec owned by military folks (hence they are seen on a military base). <p>Having said that, Euro <B>GT</B> spec are the only ones that must come with open grills. Those have extra transmission fluid intercoolers or something. Anyone else that had them from the factory (and a lot of examples noted here) is just happenstance.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think on 06's they are open. Mine certainly is (and I don't have a wimpy GT).
 

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Re: R Spotting (flybynight)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flybynight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> (and I don't have a wimpy GT).</TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> Here goes another one
 

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Re: R Spotting (flybynight)

No, they certainly aren't open on '06s as a rule. In fact, here is an '06 GT I saw a couple of months ago.<p><IMG SRC="http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/9408/1006061smallmq1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Since the beginning, there has been a random number of cars besides Euro GTs that had the open grills. No pattern found among SS posters (some MTs even came with them), so we decided it is just whatever they had extra at the factory.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Crazy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the car above in the red with the aftermarket/exhaust/tip, which rear bumper is that? I'm putting on my dual exhaust and that looks interesting. That's not the volvo sport kit, is it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>any help with this?
 
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