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05-07-2010, 03:33 AM #1
Sometimes love goes beyond the grave.
"Are you a fanboy? It's fine, you can admit it. While the term often carries a negative connotation, being a fan of one particular brand isn't really anything to be ashamed of, and we all have our built-in biases and preferences anyway. So strong was Steve Marsh's love of BMW automobiles that his family decided it would only be proper to bury him under one when he died at the young age of 51 years old.
Marsh, somewhat ironically an engineer at Ford, apparently had a particular fondness for the BMW M3 convertible. Nothing wrong with that, we say. And so wife and two children contracted a mason to help them design a headstone in the shape of that very automobile. No big deal, right? Wrong. This particular headstone happens to be life-size and was chiseled out of a single block of granite.
So large is the M3-shaped stone that it cost a whopping £50,000 (over $75,000 U.S.) and had to be shipped in from China. Total weight comes in at one ton, which meant it took a crane and 20 operators to lower the stone in position in its final resting place at the Manor Park Cemetery in East London." - From Autoblog.
05-07-2010, 04:49 AM #2
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