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Today, media reports indicated that the marketing VP of BMW USA died in a “car accident,” which some might think implies that he was zooming around in a BMW, perhaps exceeding reasonable speeds and good judgement. The fact is, he was killed in a tractor accident on his upstate NY farm, and while trying to pull out a stump, the tractor flipped. This farm accident on a tractor is totally unrelated to the man’s day job, and to simply say that he was killed in a “car accident” implies something else altogether. Hence the cynicism and callousness of trying to softly sensationalize, perhaps even unconsciously, a tragic accident unrelated to the man’s job and product shows through. .

Took these pics at the first Mecum antique farm tractor auction 2 weeks ago here in Walworth, WI. I had a guards red 1985 Porsche 944 cabriolet with bronze BBS wheels and tan leather sport seats that would have looked pretty cool alongside this Porsche diesel tractor. The tractor, in like new condition, sold for $11,200. Great buy for a vintage Porsche!

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