|Quote, originally posted by SN00PY V3.0 »|
|Ok question...we got into this debate with my shop forman the other day. he is a 26 year vw tech, so hes been wrenching since mkIs were new. Somehow the Harlequin came up, he said something about them not being named Harlequin, but rather "Benington" edition Golfs. Ive always called and known them as Harlequin, but he insists on it being the "Benington"???|
well, he is sort of right. but not really. the colors used are the 4colors of benetton, which is a clothing company in europe. they happened to sponsor an F1 racing team back in the day, which is where which is why Momo came out with their Benetton eddition steering wheels that are the 4 colors. Volkswagen called their cars a Harlequin though, thats why when you look up the vin it says harlequin. and if you look up the word "harlequin" you get this
har·le·quin Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[hahr-luh-kwin, -kin] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. (often initial capital letter) a comic character in commedia dell'arte and the harlequinade, usually masked, dressed in multicolored, diamond-patterned tights, and carrying a wooden sword or magic wand.
2. a buffoon.
3. any of various small snakes having bright diamond-pattern scales.
–adjective 4. fancifully varied in color, decoration, etc.: harlequin pants.
5. resembling a harlequin's mask: harlequin glasses.