Anybody else seen one of these? Most people I've mentioned this to never even heard of one. One reader comment has been posted about it. If you know of one in the Baltimore area, please pass it along . . . .
Must be because we don't have enough big-time rappers living in Baltimore, or not enough multimillionaires with a taste for the disgusting indulgence, or maybe I don't get around enough -- not true, with 188,000-plus miles on a seven-year-old minivan -- but I never saw a Maybach until Saturday, and then on the Jersey Turnpike near Cherry Hill. I didn't recognize the crest, a Double-M (for Maybach Motorenbau), and the vehicle looked instantly foreign -- a stretched-out, bloated Mercedes sedan, all black and Batman. The driver was a 30-something fellow with a cell phone, and the rear and side rear windows had dark curtains. I dialed up my chum Ingmar in Baltimore, who happened to be sitting at his computer and he agreed to do the Google thing for me and found this: