Right on! You should drive the car, not the car drive you. I was
surprised when I took that 700 mile trip in the C. AT the end I was as
fresh as when I started at 3:00AM. It was because I was actually driving
the car instead of pointing it while siting in a soft chair.
>From: Bob MGT[SMTP:BobMGT@aol.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 1998 9:36 PM
>To: Feldman, Jack (Jack)
>Subject: Re: MGF - is it a real MG?
>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