Fifteen years ago, the registries that existed only bothered to collect VIN
numbers, and pretty much only the VIN numbers of AHCA members, so they
wouldn't have been as useful as they are now. They also didn't have the
resources available to identify the cars and their parts that have been
developed over those years.
The wider the registries can be publicized, the more people will know about
The more helpful they are to individual owners, the more likely the word
will spread that registries are more than an idle pastime, but can be a real
benefit to the Healey community.
Havelock, NC USA
From: John Sims [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 10:38 AM
To: 'BJ8 Healeys'; 'healey help'
Subject: RE: [Healeys] When is a Tiger not a Tiger (was:
I agree with Steve and really appreciate the time and effort that he, Rich
and the other registrars devote to their lists. That being said, how many
Healey buyers - especially the newbies - are aware of the registries. I was
not when I bought mine some 15 years ago off of a used car lot and was
really not even fully aware of them until I started to get deeply involved
in my web site. At the time, I wanted a Healey, the price was right and I
love it even though not all the numbers match.
Point is, if you are deep into the hobby, you probably know of the
registries. If you are new to Healeys or, perhaps, just casual, you may not
be aware of them and therefore take your chances.
John Sims, BN6
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