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Old 05-02-08, 06:06 AM   #1
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Red Necks... in Iceland?

Its true

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1209...hpp_us_pageone

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Old 05-02-08, 06:09 AM   #2
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Well, Its so expensive it looks from the article that it mostly attracts white collar types.
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Old 05-02-08, 06:14 AM   #3
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Well, you could, depending on the snow field of course. But I believe some Icelandic "roads" actually require 4x4s, even in summer.

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Old 05-02-08, 06:27 AM   #4
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Well, you could, depending on the snow field of course. But I believe some Icelandic "roads" actually require 4x4s, even in summer.

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Haha these aren't just 4x4's, these are trucks that they had to fight to get street legal.


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Demonstrations are rare in stoical Iceland, a country of only 300,000 people. But the threat to jeep habits is just too much. Alfred "Spotti" Bergisson, a 26-year-old plumber who drives a beefed-up Toyota Land Cruiser, is willing to fight for his right to party. "I just want to go where I want to go," he says. "I get energy in the mountains. I think there."

Reykjavík's 6,000-strong 4x4 Club has clout. It previously talked the government into letting its once-outlaw trucks pass inspections, despite supersized wheels with studs that rip up roads.
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Look beyond the vehicle. What do you see?
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another vehicle?
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awesome, I'm moving to Iceland
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Needs more lights...

But that's just me.
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Im a little confused here- what does it take to be considered a redneck?
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Im a little confused here- what does it take to be considered a redneck?
Apparently a 4X4. Being a member of the Klan does hurt either.
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Wow- so all it takes is a 4x4. - even though those Icelanders are probably listening to heavy metal
on the car stereo.
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Wow- so all it takes is a 4x4. - even though those Icelanders are probably listening to heavy metal
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I'm neither a member of the Klan and I don't own a 4X4, however I do like NASCAR and I live in Texas.

Personal that looks like a lot of fun in Iceland. I would love to check out the jeeping and snowmobiling action there.
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Im a little confused here- what does it take to be considered a redneck?
I'm guessing the "bumper dumper" is an immediate qualifier.
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Speaking of rednecks, we went to see Larry the Cable Guy last night. We were crying right from the git-go!

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Im a devout Texan, but do not consider myself a redneck. I just think its kind of presumptuous
to use the term to describe someone who exhibits just one of the many characteristics that make
up that type of person.
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Im a devout Texan, but do not consider myself a redneck. I just think its kind of presumptuous
to use the term to describe someone who exhibits just one of the many characteristics that make
up that type of person.
I wasn't trying to offend. I have a lot buddies that go four wheeling, and thinks it a fun time.

I can repost this. And instead of "Red Necks... in Iceland?", I'll make the title, "Icelandic off road adventures threatened by high fuel costs"
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Personal that looks like a lot of fun in Iceland. I would love to check out the jeeping and snowmobiling action there.
Well, since the Icelandic króna is actually doing worse than the US Dollar, it'd be the the cheapest western European country to visit.
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I wasn't trying to offend. I have a lot buddies that go four wheeling, and thinks it a fun time.

I can repost this. And instead of "Red Necks... in Iceland?", I'll make the title, "Icelandic off road adventures threatened by high fuel costs"
Dont censor yourself on my account. I guess im feeling obsessive today. Just dont call me one
solely based on where I live. (it happens too often)
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Dont censor yourself on my account. I guess im feeling obsessive today. Just dont call me one
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shut up redneck hippie freak.
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Yeah, and I never get stereotyped when I tell people I live in NJ
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City folk.

Every one of y'all will put on or at least button your shirt before you go into public.

Red necks in Iceland. I don't see any carcasses strapped to a single hood.
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Speaking of rednecks, we went to see Larry the Cable Guy last night. We were crying right from the git-go!

"I don't care who you are ... that's funny, right there!"
I thought they kicked you out of Canada for doing stuff like that. Me, I live in Tennessee, so I get to see more Walmartians than I really ever wanted to.
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The vehicles look too well maintained and clean to be redneck vehicles. Redneck vehicles will have rust damage, tires ready to rip apart, different colored body panels, and Bondo art everywhere, even trying to fix stuff like cracked driveshafts.
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