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What's behind some of the 02 color names?

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Saw the following reply for the car below:

 
"Malaga is a sweet fortified wine made in the city of Malaga, Spain. I believe it is also manufactured by Manishevitz for Jewish holidays under the “heavy” Malaga label. Color of malaga wine is remarkably close to the paint on this Bimmer."
 

As a designer and artist, colors and their names invoke visual meaning to me. I can think of a color name like Nevada and it paints a picture in my mind of a dessert that is indicative of the actual shade of beige/grey of the color. I always wondered what was behind the Malaga color name and now I know. This got me thinking what the origins are for some of the other odd color names.

Golf?

Inka?

Colorado?

Tiaga? 

Others?
 
James
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2 hours ago, Road trip said:

Sahara is still a mystery 

 

I assume this is a joke....   Please say it is!  😗

 

Siena is named for the Italian city that is largely constructed of....wait for it...a warm red-brown brick.

 

Chamonix is a town in the Swiss Alps, the snowy Swiss Alps.

 

Now Polaris.... that's a bit of a mystery to me....

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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42 minutes ago, Conserv said:

 

I assume this is a joke....   Please say it is!  😗

 

Siena is named for the Italian city that is largely constructed of .... wait for it... a warm red-brown brick.

 

Chamonix is a town in the Swiss Alps, the snowy Swiss Alps.

 

Now Polaris.... that's a bit of a mystery to me....

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

What do you think?

From Wiki

Polaris, designated Alpha Ursae Minoris (α Ursae Minoris, abbreviated Alpha UMi, α UMi), commonly the North Star or Pole Star, is the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Minor

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13 minutes ago, MOJOJOY said:

What do you think?

From Wiki

Polaris, designated Alpha Ursae Minoris (α Ursae Minoris, abbreviated Alpha UMi, α UMi), commonly the North Star or Pole Star, is the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Minor

 

I'm buying this explanation. Daniel....at least until someone comes up with something better....😋

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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I always look for signs on the road reminding me of these great cars...

 

Malaga NJ is on the way to Atlantic City. I pass thru it where there is a Malaga Diner.

There is Verona VA off Interstate 81.

Nevada the state kind of reminds me of the bare, dry color of the 2002. 

 

Cinnabar reminds me of Cinnaminson, NJ (not because of the jug handles).

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"Chamonix is a town in the Swiss Alps, the snowy Swiss Alps." French Alps!:)

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Golf is the color of golf ball retrieval  vechical 

often referred to now days as “Hi-Vis”

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Baikal - lake in Russia

Colorado - color of Colorado river

Taiga - the taiga forest (in summer)

 

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7 hours ago, Road trip said:

Sahara is still a mystery 

Sahara is a bleak desert, go figure

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2 hours ago, Teelinger said:

Really, can someone please tell me what's Golf about? 

 

James

Have you read the German version? It's as long as a chapter in the Bible 

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Schwartz the color of the Chancellor of Germanys eyes. Got ya thinkin 🤔

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13 hours ago, Conserv said:

 

I'm buying this explanation. Daniel....at least until someone comes up with something better....😋

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

When you're about to find this out, Steve, make sure your 76 is eqipped properly:

 

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May help in certain situations...

 

hen

 

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