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Old 09-06-06, 12:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation Guess What FORD'S New Chairman Drives! (& Oracle CEO's ride)Updated: LFA!

He said that he'd have to give up his Lexus now and buy a Ford!!

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Old 09-06-06, 12:34 PM   #2
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Talk about taking a step back, LOL.
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Old 09-06-06, 02:06 PM   #3
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If I was a chairman, I wouldn't mind driving a new Ford every year. Perks of the job, you know...

Hell, I wouldn't mind having the GT either!
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Old 09-06-06, 02:56 PM   #4
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Tom Walsh: Only the best will do for Mulally

September 6, 2006

The newly named chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co. drives a Lexus LS 430, the flagship luxury sedan from Toyota Motor Corp. that he unabashedly says he purchased because "it's the finest car in the world."

[...]

Sort of a patriotic call to duty.

"The reason I have a Lexus," Mulally told me in an interview after Tuesday's news conference, "is that it's the finest car in the world. I studied all the cars.

"And this is also the reason why I'm here (at Ford), because Boeing makes the finest commercial airplanes in the world, and what was compelling to me was that Bill Ford, when he called me, Bill wanted to focus on making the best auto company in the world ...
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...SS01/609060459

You have excellent taste in cars, Mr. Mullaly!!!
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Old 09-06-06, 03:32 PM   #5
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just wait until the LS460 comes out
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Old 09-06-06, 04:15 PM   #6
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http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...SS01/609060459

You have excellent taste in cars, Mr. Mullaly!!!
LS is the car of choice for self-made titans.



Bill Gates

Larry Ellison

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Old 09-06-06, 05:26 PM   #7
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just wait until the LS460 comes out

Click on the link

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/s...200609063.html

then go to "listen to story" in real player.

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Old 09-06-06, 05:35 PM   #8
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Larry Ellison
Sorry but, Larry is an absolute snob who doesn't drive anything but high-end Europeans. I know. I work for him. His commuter cars include, but are not limited to, 2 SL55's, 575M Maranello, Continental GT, Flying Spur, 745Li, and the E60 M5 he drove here to work today.
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Old 09-06-06, 05:39 PM   #9
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Sorry but, Larry is an absolute snob who doesn't drive anything but high-end Europeans. I know. I work for him. His commuter cars include, but are not limited to, 2 SL55's, 575M Maranello, Continental GT, Flying Spur, 745Li, and the E60 M5 he drove here to work today.
My information is from 2003. May be things have changed. But I do know that he is a big Lexus fan and among other things

1. Loves japanese art, especially paintings.
2. Owns one of the largest yatchs in the world named "Rising Sun".

http://www.valleywag.com/tech/larry-...sun-152170.php

My brother also works for his company. Just started.
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Add Samsung's CEO and entire board of directors to the list of LS 430-driving corporate leadership.
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Old 09-06-06, 05:46 PM   #11
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My information is from 2003. May be things have changed. But I do know that he is a big Lexus fan and among other things

1. Loves japanese art, especially paintings.
2. Owns one of the largest yatchs in the world named "Rising Sun".

http://www.valleywag.com/tech/larry-...sun-152170.php

My brother also works for his company. Just started.
Yeah he has good tastes in all things Japanese. Art, architecture, food, culture, women (his former wives), etc. His new home is full Japanese styled with rocks shipped directly from Japan.

It's just that I've never ever seen him drive anything Japanese to work in my 6 years of working for him. That's all.

Oh and add the G55 to his commuter list.

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Yeah he has good tastes in all things Japanese. Art, architecture, food, culture, women (his former wives), etc. His new home is full Japanese styled with rocks shipped directly from Japan.

It's just that I've never ever seen him drive anything Japanese to work in my 6 years working for him. That's all.

Oh and add the G55 to his commuter list.
My information is from Media. You see him with your own eyes. I guess you are right then. Larry is out of LS forums!
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I am not saying at all it can't be done but the LS is the top car to ever come out of Japan. If he saw the new 460 he'd quit Ford and buy a LS 600l h, lol
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but that's just me. Yeah, first thing he needs to do is get a V8 back in the Lincoln. What a disaster at Ford. He will probably have an Aston Martin gratis in his contract until they find a buyer for them. Land Rover was another stupid acquisition. Jaguar has closed Coventry and the X-type is nothing but a re-badged Ford. At least Bill Ford took one for the team.....Let's see, they have the Mustang, the GT and the cop cars. That's it, right? I meant besides trucks, more trucks and big ole SUV's.


Because of Ford and GM Motown is in the crapper! On the Lexus Nav system you can scale down to building info scale in Detroit, NYC, LA and Chitown and you can get a list of what's inside each building and the phone numbers of all of the businesses. At the rate they are going it might be a pretty short list...

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MANY moons ago, when I was a young buck, and in the Air Force, I spent a
year in Japan.

Ahhhh .. what divine and "interesting" memories! Needless to say, paintings
and cars were not on my mind.

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