[Top] [All Lists]

Re: 5th Annual British Car Drivers Week

Subject: Re: 5th Annual British Car Drivers Week
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 10:37:39 EDT
In a message dated 4/24/01 7:29:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> I have found few people my age with similar automotive preferences.  Are
> there any other sub-20 year olds on the list?  Any fathers out there who

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Well, Dan, I have 3 sons, ages 19, 21 and 24.  The two older sons have 
inherited my love of cars, altho not necessarily LBCs.  #2 son just bought a 
1980 Ford F250 4WD pickup and he loves it.  #1 son has been thru several Jap 
sports cars, Mitsu Eclipse, Mazda RX7, Honda CRX, and will probably get 
another one soon.  Both of these guys do all their own repair and maintenance 
work.  #3 son has a 2000 Pontiac Sunflower (Or somthin' like that. Maybe 
Sunfire.) and he loves it.  He has the three year optional warranty and goes 
to the dealer for everything except oil changes, which I insisted he learn 
how to do himself.

The big advantage to older cars, and LBCs in particular, is the ease of doing 
the work yourself.  They are simple machines with no computers, and no 
sensors that shut the car off until they get what they want.  Along with 
being able to figure out why the car is running rough, and then fixing it 
yourself, comes a feeling of accomplishment.  I think that is the reason I 
love these cars so much.

Just my 2 pence.  YMMV!

Allen Hefner
SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
'77 Midget
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport

/// mailing list
///  (If they are dupes, this trailer may also catch them.)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>