In a message dated 98-04-01 12:42:21 EST, you write:
> Paul K said "As long as us Yanks only have pictures to look at, there
> will be a certain amount of badmouthing when it comes to the F".
> Last January when I came back from a trip in which I made a point of
> going to see an F, I said it was not a sports car. No one would rise to
> the bait of defining a sports car. My point is that the true sports car
> is a simple car without a bunch of junk hanging off of it which the
> owner can then shape to his own wishes. The owner can make it into a
> race car, or a touring car as they wish. No power accessories, no fancy
> appointments, just a simple car that allows us to communicate with the
> road when we drive, not isolate us from it.
> I agree with whoever said the MGF might as well have been a Miata.
I like your definition of a sports car. May I add that a true sports car
should make driver, road, and drive train as one. The modern sedan has no
sensation of speed, road or drive train. I suppose that's what most people
want. When I drive the wife's car
I often forget the engine is running and try to re-start it. The engine's so
quiet I can't tell it's running!
Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
EMAIL - BOBMGT@AOL.COM
52 MGTD - under DIY restoration NEMGTR #11470
71 MGB - AMGBA #96-12029, NAMGBR #7-3336