Heritage Round

These corporate colour ‘gestures’ are starting to reek of an almost watermelon-ish condescension.

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46 Responses to Heritage Round

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    With red and white trim? And a flag or two?

    The German car companies lately have been wedged terribly as they try to survive financially while at the same time pandering to the Greens, the woke and now BLM. Something’s got to give.

  2. shady

    So Mercedes idea is to be anti-racist by promoting a specific race? Does this qualify as an oxymoron?

  3. Philby

    Bugger now I can’t go and buy a merc to reduce my assets and go on the pension. The racist bastards could never sell me a car now. In reality I drive a lovely pure white Korean job that is almost the best car I have ever had.
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  4. shady

    And Benetton are the ultimate racists.

  5. Supporting anti-racism only? What about all the other ‘phobias’ that the Left see everywhere?

  6. NoFixedAddress

    Fantastic noose.

  7. Natural Instinct

    What about olive skin Arabs? They had slaves
    What about yellow skin Orientals? They had slaves
    What about ultra-white skin Laplanders? They had reindeer
    So hey Mercedes, here is your colour palette to get busy with it.

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  9. egg_

    The Krauts don’t do irony well?

  10. Professor Fred Lenin

    Someone at the company is taking the piss , wonder if they had any forced labour slaves during Hitlers Socialist government time? With a bit of luck the UK will stop buying German cars next year when Brexit becomes real . Also wonder if Mercedes collaborated with the National Socialist fascists like other German companies . Has the German application to rejoin the human race been approved yet?

  11. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    I really don’t believe a word of this. Surely they aren’t that stupid? Imagine if it is real and the black Merc gets beaten by a white car of some sort. Will a white car win be disqualified on racial discrimination grounds or will every other car in the race simply play dead so that the black Merc is allowed to win to avoid controversy? Either way, if the black Merc wins it will always be seen as a hollow token victory.

  12. PB

    Lotus had a nice black with gold trim livery in the 70-s. Tied in with the cigarette company sponsor. Safer to be around cigarette smoke than it is to be around Black people.

  13. BoyfromTottenham

    Yes, let them have shiny black Mercedes race cars, and have the driver wear brown overalls, have a toothbrush moustache and salute with a stiff right arm. That will work. Very patriotic (oops, sorry I meant very post-modern).

  14. custard

    This will all be Louis Hamiltons idea. What a despicable germ he is.

  15. Bronson

    Perhaps as well as the car the drivers could also wear black uniforms with lightning insignia which were also very popular in 1930’s through to 1945 is a certain country. It would set off the tone of the whole team to perfection.

  16. egg_

    Where’s Herr Flick with his (whip)”cracker” riding crop?

  17. So what were once the Silver Arrows are now the Black Panthers.

  18. Lee

    I thought it was supposed to be “racist” to automatically associate a particular object, thing, food, idea, or in this case, colour, with black people?
    Social Justice Wankers are constantly moving the goalposts, and performing contortions that an Olympic gymnast would envy.

  19. Xword

    Trivia time… the above Merc is a 770 model and at least one exists in the Southern Hemisphere. Adolf gave them out to his Euro buddies as gifts and one intended for Edward Vlll after GB waved the white flag wound up at the Southland Car Museum in NZ.

  20. DrakulaGC

    I hope they are not thinking this will help to sell more cars. Those who can afford Mercs are unlikely to be supporters of the woke movement.

  21. They probably believe their driver, that scummy little prick Lewis Hamilton, is oppressed, so they’re showing solidarity with the little twit.

  22. Lee

    Funny, all the “oppressed” black (and other coloured, including white) multimillionaires that there are like Hamilton.
    I’d love to be that “oppressed.”

  23. Chris M

    Will they have skulls depicted on them?

  24. Adelagado

    Is that automotive blackface?

  25. Entropy

    As black face as a Collingwood jersey.

  26. Robber Baron

    I won’t respect Germany until it goes full retard 100% solar and wind, they vote for a tranny as Chancelor, import 10 million Africans and Arab muslims and pay reparations to the French for invading them twice last century.

  27. Louis

    Yeah I’m wondering why the antifa clowns haven’t demanded the banning of Volkswagen. It seems an easy target. I assume it’s because they translate the name and assume it’s just communist.

  28. Entropy

    Nah they all drive golfs and passats.

  29. H B Bear

    Wonder how much they paid to come up with that empty corporate gesture?

    MB and BMW have been trading on their legacy for years.

  30. Watch Your Back

    I drive a C class about 9 years ago, didn’t like it. I preferred my old Shaguar.

    The Jews of North and East London refused to buy German cars. I find that notion pops up in my mind whenever I think about buying a car. So it’s been Volvos for years now, the Jag and a SAAB.

    I really dislike BMWs and especially AUDIs.

  31. duncanm

    Watch Your Back
    #3499936, posted on June 30, 2020 at 4:58 pm
    The Jews of North and East London refused to buy German cars

    I knew a wonderful Jewish gentleman who fled the camps with his teenage love – who then married once safe.

    When successful, he bought a shiny new Lexus; though he didn’t have a vindictive bone in his body.

  32. miltonf

    Pitiful really. Ofcourse a lot of Mercs aren’t even made in Germany. Audi seems to be a poor man’s Merc. Basically tarted up Golfs and Pissats. The Mercs from the 70s and 80s seemed pretty good but that’s a long time ago.

  33. Watch Your Back

    I knew a wonderful Jewish gentleman who fled the camps with his teenage love – who then married once safe.

    When successful, he bought a shiny new Lexus; though he didn’t have a vindictive bone in his body

    I’m told Lexus is a very good car. Thinking back to Golders Green and Stoke Newington in the 80s, at least if you got run over it was by an XJ6, a Daimler or a Sovereign! I used to go for bagels and salt beef. Happier days!

  34. Squirrel

    There was a wonderful line (one of many) in Yes Minister about the Germans applying for readmission to the human race.

  35. Dasher

    That will work……..I have always said the Germans are the smartest and most stupid people on earth. e.g. they created a military that was incomparable for its time and tactics to optimise their engineering genius. But they managed to have a leader who was a lunatic. They did get to the gates of Moscow but the rest is history……in a silly way penny wise and pound foolish.

  36. Mr Dobalina

    This has to be close to the irony of the century!

  37. Richard Bender

    Wow…evil dictator rides in Mercedes…75 years after evil dictator dies, Mercedes isn’t allowed to take a position on something. This is as pathetic as the guilt by association bullshit the left goes on with.

  38. duncanm

    Oops.

    BASF, Bayer, Hoechst. Where does it stop?

  39. Some History

    Just an observation.

    The Mercedes connection – does this make sense?

    Floyd worked as a bouncer at a nightclub? He was arrested for suspicion of passing off a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store. How wealthy could he have been? When he was arrested, Floyd was sitting in his? car – a Mercedes.

  40. rickw

    The German car companies lately have been wedged terribly as they try to survive financially while at the same time pandering to the Greens, the woke and now BLM. Something’s got to give.

    They’ve basically made the same mistake TWICE already. Screw them.

  41. Chris M

    Audi seems to be a poor man’s Merc. Basically tarted up Golfs and Pissats. The Mercs from the 70s and 80s seemed pretty good but that’s a long time ago.

    So true! Audi and BMW are the Holdens and Fords of Europe, nice when new but unspectacular, quite unreliable and terrible resale. Merc has magnificent engineering and used to last forever but let down by poor quality control now. They just keep cranking out visual re-designs so the Yuppies are forced to keep buying the latest.

  42. Sam Duncan

    “With red and white trim? And a flag or two?”

    Heh. 🙂 But it will have turquoise trim, in deference to their sponsor, the Malaysian state oil firm Petronas. You know, Malaysia, where they’re pushing Sharia law. Smoking, drinking or eating during Ramadan carries a jail sentence of up to a year, adultery two. Those found guilty may also be flogged. Hugging or holding hands in a public place is considered “indecent behaviour” and carries a six month sentence. In theory, this only applies to Muslims, however the courts, including the Supreme Court, have rejected many attempts by Christian converts, some of many years’s standing, to be officially recognised as such.

    Wikipedia: “Human trafficking and sex trafficking in Malaysia are significant problems. … Freedom House does not classify Malaysia as an electoral democracy and has labeled, as of 2015, Malaysia to be “not free” in terms of having freedom of the press, indicating restrictions and press censorship.”

    But apparently all that is fine with Mercedes AMG, as long as the name of the only country in history to be founded on the principle that “All men are created equal [and] they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”, the home of the world’s first black billionaire, in survey after survey one of the least racist countries in the world, can be dragged through the mud.

    “This will all be Louis Hamiltons idea. What a despicable germ he is.”

    No, he’s just a twit. And a coward. In light of the above, I’d have a damn sight more respect for him if he spoke up about that. But that might actually have consequences detrimental to his career. That might actually take courage. Real courage, not the jumping-on-the-woke-bandwagon-to-thunderous-applause kind. So I’m not holding my breath.

  43. PhillipW

    Have owned Merc, BMW, Audi – all solid quality. But now have a VW Tiguan Diesel & a Lexus – probably the most robust.

  44. Lee

    Wow…evil dictator rides in Mercedes…75 years after evil dictator dies, Mercedes isn’t allowed to take a position on something. This is as pathetic as the guilt by association bullshit the left goes on with.

    It’s the position they have taken that is the issue.

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