1940's Berlin Germany:
A German child climbs the rubble of a bombed out city looking
for food and sees an American Tank.
The American soldiers wave the child over, place him on a tank and drive off.
Though the child was both
exhilarated and scared, his fears subsided when the
American soldiers gave him his first taste of chocolates and
other foods. Thus, a chance encounter sparked great affections
for all things American. Years later, while he and his young
friends marveled over the advanced 1950's
American Finned Cars, his father would engineer automotives engines for
Mercedes Benz. One car included the first iteration of the
fastest production car of its day;
300SL. While he would rise to the position of a
worldwide sales chief for Daimler Mercedes, his brother would engineer the first all wheel
drive car; the Audi Quattro.
1960's America: A logger waves a small American child over and
places him on a dozer and drives off. The child was also
exhilarated and scared, as he broke the age old
warning: "beware of strangers". Years later the young man also
became infatuatied with his father's American Fin Cars and their futuristic looks.
2003 America: The
German and the American would meet, a friendship created and
adventures would follow. The German, who never lost his
infatuation with America, would often comment on America's
granduer and what she had achieved in just 500 years. By 2006,
It was realized that we needed to see other areas that have
embraceed freedom; see the joyous. How else could one understand
America's freedoms and greatness. Along the way we would be
befriended by those from within the worlds of business, law,
engineering and chrisitiantity. Our guides were tenured and
known in so many areas, by so many. No one could have asked for