Auburn grad Michael Gregory lives in a somewhat remote part of China, as people do. Last year, he saw a woman driving what looked to be a custom Auburn scooter, as people don’t, at least not in somewhat remote parts of China.
“I stopped her and asked where she bought the scooter, and if those were stickers or factory stock,” Gregory writes. “She in fact, had never heard of my alma mater, the Blessed Individual, or chest bumps.”
No doubt it’s merely another one of those orange and blue crumbs of Asian capitalism that TWER loves to snack on (Carmen Briton, Auburn’s Toomer’s activist in the Philippines, reported spotting an Auburn bike or two en route to Manilla to watch the national championship game. And we mustn’t forget Thailand’s Auburn Flying Suplex or the Blessed Matryoshka). But Gregory took the opportunity to imbue her sweet ride with meaning.
“I did teach the driver one English phrase—the phrase that is written on her scooter: ‘War Eagle!'”
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* Toomer’s Corner Before and After shot
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Haha that is just wild! I do remember the Auburn mall having a giveaway if a scooter that looked just like that once.
Just a wild guess here: remember a few years back, there were online ads floating around for Auburn-themed scooters? I wonder if this isn’t a mis-colored one of those that was returned and resold in China.
Did Cam sell his scooter to her? (kidding!) Although, someone should bring this to his attention, I am sure he’d get a kick out of it!
I remember seeing a scooter very much like that one at an Auburn game as well. It was parked over near the Alumni tent, and yes, I believe someone was either selling them or raffling it off.
The one I remember seeing, though, was real, honest-to-God Auburn orange, not that not-really-Florida-but-not-eye-searing-enough-to-be-Tennessee orange in the pic. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if that was a prototype that they made, and then had to re-do because people in China probably don’t understand the power of very particular shades of orange on football fans in Alabama.