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Re: MGF - is it a real MG?

Subject: Re: MGF - is it a real MG?
From: Bob MGT <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 22:36:50 EST
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.
>  Jack


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
smooth and
quiet I can't tell it's running!

Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
52 MGTD - under DIY restoration NEMGTR #11470
71 MGB   - AMGBA #96-12029, NAMGBR #7-3336

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