Gee, can we all start using outhouses again too? You don't need =
anything more than that, so why bother will all that fancy stuff. Oh =
yeah, a tree with some large leaves growing on it to wipe our arse when =
You may not like the MGF because it is modern. The fact is though, and =
you can argue this till the cows come home, there is not enough demand =
for a minimalist sports car in the world to make it a viable commercial =
enterprise. Even the all-time retro-mobile champ from Mazda has =
creature comforts on a par with those of modern vehicles. You can say =
all you want that "it's not a real sports car". If you mean that it =
doesn't have a leaky top, a leaky engine, and is so hot to sit in that =
you're tempted to leave it in the garage when the mercury hits 90=B0 F, =
then I guess your right. To me, a sports car is a nimble, quick, and =
competent car, that can be used for racing or road use. On that score, =
the MGF/MIATA/BOXSTER/Z3 all qualify (and BTW will do a hell of a lot =
better on the track that our A's, B's, C's. T's or Midgets). The rest =
of the crap is just the fluff needed to give the car mass appeal. Like =
it or not, building a $12K - $15K stripped down roadster for the O.F. =
segment isn't going to be a money making venture!
From: Feldman, Jack (Jack) [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 1998 8:16 AM
To: 'Bob MGT'
Subject: RE: MGF - is it a real MG?
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 =
>> the bait of defining a sports car. My point is that the true sports =
>> 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 =
>> appointments, just a simple car that allows us to communicate with =
>> road when we drive, not isolate us from it. =20
>> 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 =
>should make driver, road, and drive train as one. The modern sedan has =
>sensation of speed, road or drive train. I suppose that's what most =
>want. When I drive the wife's car
>I often forget the engine is running and try to re-start it. The =
>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