Thursday, May 23, 2013

RCMP Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Canadian banknote commemorating the 100th anniversary of the RCMP.
It is 140 years since the founding of the North-West Mounted Police -  now known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. You're looking at the back of an older $50 banknote and it features a depiction of the RCMP's "Musical Ride" - an impressive display of choreographed horsemanship.

When the note was originally circulated - a joke went around with it suggesting that the image was a depiction of a "newfie firing squad" - an affectionate slur on the residents of Newfoundland (a rock island on the Northeastern tip of North America.)  In the real world, residents of Newfoundland & Labrador are actually reknowned for their sense of humour, warmth, and generousity.

If you don't believe that - then check it out for yourself at the next edition of Canada’s longest and toughest motorsport event in September of 2013. From the - Targa Newfoundland website:

"Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 12th annual rally will cover more than 2,000 kilometres of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including up to 450 kilometres of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages."

As usual, genuine car enthusiasts (racing rally types) will need a healthy supply of banknotes just to get to the Targa. Easy to get there in style! LLTeK has body kits and accesories for your German car.

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