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post #1 of 7 Old Feb 5th, 2007, 4:06 pm Thread Starter
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Question Connie? What's a Connie?

Last week I went to Burbank Kawasaki to browse for gear 'n stuff.
The store just opened (10:00 am) and the only person on the floor was a woman behind the parts counter.
She inquired as to what I needed. I asked her when they were getting the new Connie? She looked puzzled and asked me to repeat. "When are you getting the new Connie?" Big frown I explained this was the nickname for the Concours. Her reply was "I never heard tem called that way before! But I think we are getting them in 08!".
I thanked her and left. Personally when I don't know something I just say so instead of making things up.

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Maybe they just refer to them as "that old piece of crap in the corner"?!
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That's probably an indication that she's not really an enthusiast. I often seen people working at motorcycle shops around her that not only don't ride, but have never ridden. It just another job to them (maybe last week they flipped burgers, next week it'll be lawn maintenance!). No wonder the customers know so much more than they do. Sad, really.

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Hmmmm... in my office, the word "Connie" starts a discussion of the most beautiful, most graceful airplane ever built.
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Hmmmm... in my office, the word "Connie" starts a discussion of the most beautiful, most graceful airplane ever built.
Do you by any chance work for Boeing???
I like your Pacific Northwet location! How appropriate! Kathy is from Seattle and really enjoys riding in the dry and warm SoCal weather in February!

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I am more familiar with the CV-64 "Connie" but I'll bet your referring to one of these....


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I am more familiar with the CV-64 "Connie" but I'll bet your referring to one of these....

I always thought that was very thoughtful of National and Lockheed to mount a clothes line on top to dry things out during long flights. They were, after all, the "airline of the stars"


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