Cultural Learnings Of… Bogans in BMW

May 4, 2007



So if you know me then you know how much I love to drive, its in my nature, one of the many attributes I get from my Father no doubt. My ideal car, within a reasonable price range of course is the BMW 5 series. Its a big car, got some German class, sticks like poo to a matress and plenty of kick when needed. I used to bore everyone back home at Christmas time with my stories of how cheap the second hand BMWs were in Germany and across mot of europe and as soon as I get my hands on a few €€€ then Ill get one.

But when i was in Germany I was thinking to myself  "so where have all the old BMWs gone anyway?" Germans love new cars in general, theres not THAT many old heaps getting around the Autobahn. where are the cars i though… I want one… bad.

And then I came to Estonia.. and had my question answered… all the old BMWs have gone east, like birds going back for the winter or something. Back home in OZ, we have all these young guys out buying jap cars, maybe doing some turbo sweet mate mods to them… well take the same demographic in Estonia and they buy old BMWs instead.. and not even THAT old ones, anything pre 2000 seems to be fairly obtainable for these young guys with a bit of cash.

The Estonian word for bogan is "Rullnokk" and it literally means "Truckers Cap" because this is the sort of stuff these kind of guys wear. Sounds pretty familiar right? So now Im left with a problem. I now associate BMWs with being a hardcore bogan… a situation i never thought Id be in either. The new Volco C30? oh man.

Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran is an Australian Stand Up comedian and comedy promoter based in Tallinn, Estonia.

He was the co-founder of Comedy Estonia, Comedy Finland and Comedy Latvia. Louis writes, does gigs and performs at private events through the Baltics and Finland
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