ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Racing
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-08-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
Watercat OP
. . . gravity sucks
 
Watercat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Garlic Gulch, Duwamps Pacific NorWet
Oddometer: 1,542
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 . . . . .

What say ye ?

__________________
Get your motor runin' . . . . . "Seek an erection for medical help lasting longer than four hours"

" . . . discovery channel has been shit for over a decade . . . this (ADVrider) is actually good." - OldAndBusted

Expect the unexpected! - Skunked & DfunkD

2006 Husky TE 610
2005 Big Strom
2010 THRUXTON
Watercat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 09:49 PM   #2
cross-country
.
 
cross-country's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Oddometer: 1,575
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watercat View Post
Feel free to shyeeit in this thread as I've come to expect it here . . . . .
Thanks for the invite, I've been home sick all day so I've been shyeeiting in everyone's threads!

http://www.baja300-mitteldeutschland.de/en/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_IndyCar_Series_season
Brasil
Canada
California
cross-country is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 05:40 AM   #3
Quietus
Mariner
 
Quietus's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: N.Smirni - Athens - Greece
Oddometer: 455
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 ;)
__________________
Dakar Team F5 proud member

Not all those who wander are lost..
KTM 990 Adv: "The Black Machine"
KTM 690 Enduro: "Agent Orange"
Quietus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 06:47 AM   #4
Yossarian™
Deputy Cultural Attaché
 
Yossarian™'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: the 'Ha
Oddometer: 9,629
The New York Giants and New York Jets both play and are headquartered in New Jersey.

It's all about the trademark.
__________________
Successfully surviving motorcycling since 1976.
Yossarian™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 06:56 AM   #5
Drif10
Accredited Jackass
 
Drif10's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Gates of Moscow
Oddometer: 46,047
It's the Dakar.






This one is asking too many questions. Have him killed.
__________________
I guess your get up and go needs a coffee. - Drif5
Drif10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 07:02 AM   #6
mrxinpa
Just Get Out and Ride !!!
 
mrxinpa's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: NEPA Right at Base of Blue Mountain Ski Area .5 mi
Oddometer: 1,546
Would El Dakaro make it all better for your head?
__________________
02 DL1000
03 KTM 450exc
95 WR250(2smoke)
80 CB900 Custom(Restoring)
mrxinpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 12:00 PM   #7
Strong Bad
n00balicious
 
Strong Bad's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Oddometer: 4,063
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".
__________________
"I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it."
Strong Bad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014