Where does FAST-ZI-NATION come from?
The subtitle turns out that it comes from Germany. For all those who would like
to know it more exactly: it comes from the Autostadt Leipzig, Free State of
Saxony. Autostadt? Autostadt means town of cars, and there are a lot
of reasons for it.
Porsche's second premises including a test track is located in Leipzig. At this
place the Cayenne and the supersports car Carrera GT is produced. Furthermore, the AMI
takes place in Leipzig. It is every two years the biggest motor show in Germany. And, BMW
is currently constructing a new plant for manufacturing the 3-series here. The Leipzig
region has developed to a centre of the German motor industry. Suppliers as Sachsenring AG
and other automotive companies have settled down here or will do so in the next years.
But there is some more which gives us inspiration in making that magazine.
Volkswagen's luxury saloon Phaeton is made in the Free Sates' s capitol
Dresden which is about 150 Km from where we come from and, the Golf and the
Passat are produced in another production facility in Saxony too. At this place,
also the body of the Mid Size Bentley Continental is produced before it is going
to be completed in Grewe, England. And, even the new Rolls Royce is trimmed with Saxonmade
leather. In Grossenhein, not far from Dresden, the Will & Funke AG manufactures the YES Clubsport,
a state-of-the-art, and probably Germany's most radical, lightweight roadster.
( Surly we will report about this car in the next time too )
Moreover, that locality has a great and eventful history in motor
manufacturing ( e.g. Audi originally comes from Saxony ) which already
began in 1902 . Until these days that tradition is proceeded by lots of noted
companies and has incurably infected us with the four-wheel-virus that is our
motive power for this site.
Why is FAST-ZI-NATION available at the German '.de' top-level-domain
although it is written in English?
That site deals with German road traffic, German sales figures and fine European
cars but seen from a German vantage point, and it's edited by Germans, of course.
That's why we made it available at an authentic domain name. For all those
who easier recall a dot-com-domain, we are also available under
FAST-ZI-NATION.COM and hope to offer an address for all preferences that way.
And, if you like it shorter so you can enter FASTNATION.DE too!
By the way. The bygone euphoria of the internet age caused many dot com domains but the
Germans weren't keen to use that and decided to take the nationality domain in most
cases. That way it became the most used nationality domain world wide, ...and we
are proud on.
Have you also discovered mistakes in this site! ... we expect our texts are not perfect.
Unfortunately! English remains a foreign language to us, despite all technical
supports. Using words is one thing but, selecting them in the correct context is
another. And, concerning prepositions we make our work with serious difficulties,
most of them are used totally different in the German language. If you are an
English native speaker and you've found mistakes in our lines so you possibly
would like to help to make FAST-ZI-NATION more perfect. E-mail us the correct
words - we will correct the text then.