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Toyota in NASCAR, racing for the USA!

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Does anyone else find it sort of strange that Toyota's first enty into the 2007 NASCAR racing season will be the only car in the race assembled by unionized American workers on American soil? Its going up against the Ford Fusion, which is assembled in Mexico. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Canada, and the Dodge Charger, also assembled in Canada. Any thoughts, opinions, or insights from the heartland?
 

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I dont know what they're doing in our sport, they did bomb pearl harbor you know.
 

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True, but we were very sorry about that afterwards.

If I haven't said it here before, I'll do so now:
I'm sorry for bombing Pearl Harbor. It was a shitty thing to do. I'm sorry for almost bombing the Panama Canal too, so that the Atlantic fleet couldn't make it over in time to stop our invasion of California. We built these sweet submarines that contained three pretty decent quick strike disposable aircraft, that could surface, open up, and launch planes, bomb the canal, crash into any large targets, all while the launch platform sub was diving and disappearing. That was wrong of us. Sincerely, we apologize. would you like to buy a nice car?
 

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A simple 'me so solly' would have sufficed.
 

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Toyota's wholly onwned assembly plants in the US are not unionized.
NUMMI assembly(Matrix/Vibe) is union, JV with GM/

The only unionized wholly owned Japanese assembly plant is Mitsubishi's Normal, IL facility thanks to Chrysler.

Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Subaru all have non union plants which any one can go apply for a job and actually be hired.

Unionized GM, Ford, and Chrysler has not and can not hire any non union people and have a backlog of labor.

So, whom is really helping out the american worker?

The Japanese plants are actually providing jobs while the GM, Ford, and Chrysler are actually outsourcing jobs.
 

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Originally Posted by designprofessor
Time for a Japanese beer sponsorship.

Sounds good. After all, wasn't Budweiser the official beer of the World Cup in Germany?
 

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I vote for Kiuchi brewery! The owl logo would look great on a Camry shell,lol.

P.s. excellent ales and I am not talking run of the mill pilsner like Asahi et.c.
 

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
A simple 'me so solly' would have sufficed.

Originally Posted by designprofessor
Time for a Japanese beer sponsorship.

If my memory serves me correctly, approximately ten years ago Kirin Lager ran an ad campaign in the Occident featuring a Japanese character who spoke in "heaviry accented Engrish", including many references to "rucky Kirin rager."

I personally am all for the Toyota company's participation in this race. My first car was a Toyota 2000 roadster, as seen in You Only Live Twice.
 

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Originally Posted by Kaga
If my memory serves me correctly, approximately ten years ago Kirin Lager ran an ad campaign in the Occident featuring a Japanese character who spoke in "heaviry accented Engrish", including many references to "rucky Kirin rager."

I personally am all for the Toyota company's participation in this race. My first car was a Toyota 2000 roadster, as seen in You Only Live Twice.


M-m-m-m- Toyota 2000



 

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Originally Posted by Kaga
If my memory serves me correctly, approximately ten years ago Kirin Lager ran an ad campaign in the Occident featuring a Japanese character who spoke in "heaviry accented Engrish", including many references to "rucky Kirin rager."

I personally am all for the Toyota company's participation in this race. My first car was a Toyota 2000 roadster, as seen in You Only Live Twice.


Kaga-san you lucky bastard. I can only dream of driving such a fine car as the 2000GT *Drools* Very advanced for its time.
 

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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
True, but we were very sorry about that afterwards.

If I haven't said it here before, I'll do so now:
I'm sorry for bombing Pearl Harbor. It was a shitty thing to do. I'm sorry for almost bombing the Panama Canal too, so that the Atlantic fleet couldn't make it over in time to stop our invasion of California. We built these sweet submarines that contained three pretty decent quick strike disposable aircraft, that could surface, open up, and launch planes, bomb the canal, crash into any large targets, all while the launch platform sub was diving and disappearing. That was wrong of us. Sincerely, we apologize. would you like to buy a nice car?


Please let me say sorry to all of the Japanese-Americans for baka Hakujin putting your families in "Super Happy Fun Time Concentration Camps" dispite them being true citizens or several generations American.
 

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Originally Posted by ratboycom
Please let me say sorry to all of the Japanese-Americans for baka Hakujin putting your families in "Super Happy Fun Time Concentration Camps" dispite them being true citizens or several generations American.

Oh, its ok, It taught us how to "concentrate"! Now we are all good at math!
 

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