I am pretty sure the GBM stands fro the Isle of Man in the UK - home of
the Manx TT races
Could the licence plate have been MAN as they often are there.
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om>, Olson, Mark W <email@example.com> writes
>You are not going to believe this, but I am sitting in my hotel room in
>Bombay, India, watching TV. I was bored by watching the third recap of how
>the Indian stock market did today, when I decided to do the male thing of
>scanning the channels with the remote control.
>Lo and behold, I hit the Dubai channel, (United Arab Emirates, audio in
>Arabic) and there was a British Racing Green Tiger pulling out of a
>driveway. I just watched a ten minute segment (8:00 to 8:10pm, Aug 25,
>Bombay time), dubbed in Arabic, about a classic Sunbeam Tiger owned by a
>Marcus Steininger. His car had a white oval sticker with the letters "GBM".
>I don't know what country that is. His tag number was M CN6018 (or it might
>have been M CN6081 as I sometimes have lesdixia.) It was a MkIA and the
>wheels looked like minilites, although I didn't make a note of it at the
>time. The steering wheel, tach and distributor cap were not stock. The
>rest of the dash looked pretty original. It had an original generator. It
>had Tiger cast aluminum valve covers and a cast aluminum Tiger air cleaner.
>It was shown soft top up and down and with hard top.
>Mixed in with the Arabic, I heard "Alpine", "Carroll Shelby" and "Chrysler",
>so I expect the history of the Tiger was being told.
>The people interviewed on the show were called "Faszination Oldtimers" and
>it looks like the show was sponsored by Mercedes Benz. Based on the names
>of the other people interviewed and the scenery, I'd guess the show was
>originally in German, before it's Arabic dubbing for Dubai.
>At the end of the show, the credits were in Arabic except for "Power Sports
>International" and a phone number that went by too fast.
>Maybe it's jet lag, but I was blown away by seeing a Tiger segment on Dubai
>TV. Anybody know Marcus or his fine looking car?
>PS, For those of you who get jealous of business travelers, I've been
>through Beijing, China (Hiked 4 hours on a remote part of the Great Wall,
>saw the Forbidden City, Tianamen Square and the Summer Palace) and Seoul,
>Korea on this trip. For those of you who have done business travel and will
>have sympathy for me, I'm only just now getting over "Mao's Revenge", and
>I'm only just getting into India, where I'm sure I'll get it again (called
>"Delhi Belly" here.) Buy stock in Immodium AD. Aside from 2 days
>sightseeing in Beijing, it has been long days in business meetings in hotel
>conference rooms and late night dinners eating very strange food and
>drinking way too much with people who I have to work real hard to
>communicate with. And trying to close some business to make the trip worth
>while. I get to return to San Jose by traveling 23 hours via Frankfurt on
>Wednesday (following the sun) to complete my first around-the-world business