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RE: MGF - is it a real MG?

To: "'Bob MGT'" <>
Subject: RE: MGF - is it a real MG?
From: "Feldman, Jack (Jack)" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 07:16:23 -0600

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[]
>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.
>>  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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