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Watercat 01-08-2014 08:27 PM

DAKAR > Place names - The Baja is always in Baja, the Indy is always in Indy
 
So how did the name "Dakar" get transfered from Africa to S. America ?

btw - I do understand the rich history of the Dakar race in Africa organized by the French.

Wouldn't it be akin to transfering "The Isle of Man" to Vashon Island, WA, USA ? ? ?

Hmmmmmm . . . . . . .

Feel free to shyeeit in this thread as I've come to expect it here . . . . . :lol3:wink:

What say ye ?

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cross-country 01-08-2014 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Watercat (Post 23172673)
Feel free to shyeeit in this thread as I've come to expect it here . . . . . :lol3:wink:

Thanks for the invite, I've been home sick all day so I've been shyeeiting in everyone's threads!

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Quietus 01-09-2014 04:40 AM

Dakar except the race it is also an established Trademark that brings profits (and a lot). ASO wouldn't risk it to change the name and lose such a recognizable label. It's all about money after all ;)

Yossarian™ 01-09-2014 05:47 AM

The New York Giants and New York Jets both play and are headquartered in New Jersey.

It's all about the trademark.

Drif10 01-09-2014 05:56 AM

It's the Dakar. :dunno






This one is asking too many questions. Have him killed.

mrxinpa 01-09-2014 06:02 AM

Would El Dakaro make it all better for your head?:evil

Strong Bad 01-10-2014 11:00 AM

There are off road races in Europe and Africa that they call "Bajas". BTW, there is no one race in Baja California called "Baja", it is either the Baja 1000, or the Baja 500. There is no Baja 250, instead it is called the "San Felipe 250".


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