Just to be clear I did not forward any of our posts to the guy nor was I rude
to him. I simply asked him why somebody would do that to a beautiful 'B'?
I honestly wanted to know. Modifying your MG with halogen head lamps or
adding tube shocks for a particular performance is ONE thing and is completely
understandable. However, the type of modifications made to the car in
made NO sense to me. So I was just hoping the guy could explain it to me.
Instead he was rude.
That my $.02
At 12:09 AM 8/26/99 EDT, you wrote:
>I am relatively quiet on the list. I am an avid LBC owner and fan and have
>been for since I bought my first TR4 when I was 15 years old and I am 41
>I have known many LBC owners with cars in all kinds of conditions. All were
>loved by the owners. We all make modifications to our cars to make them more
>enjoyable to us or someone we love. If this were not true no one would be
>putting V8's in them or put in an AC unit or 5 speed gearboxes. Lots of our
>cars are ugly and we still love them. Probably many of us could and I'm sure
>do own more exotic cars but we still love our LBC's. I like being on the
>so I can learn, occasionally offer help and just because like to hear
>from other owners. I think it is terrible the things I read tonight. You are
>picking on this poor guy and no nothing about it or him. His car would not
>my choice of cars to buy either, I would not want and auto trans and I love
>the sound of a British engine. I also don't really like purple (there are
>many stock MG colors I don't like either), and wouldn't pay that much money
>for the car even if it was stock. But I felt I needed to apologize to this
>poor man for the lists behavior, especially after hearing about mirroring
>page and forwarding the flames to him, that was mean. So I sent him an email
>tonight and this is his reply.
>I appreciate your note. I did not know anything about the ridiculing I was
>getting since I do not belong to that list, I own a Bugeye and am on the
>Spridget list. I got a couple messages from people asking me why I would do
>that to a car. Then I got another one that was CC'd to me which included
>several derogatory remarks about my taste and financial status. What they
>don't realize is the car was built several years ago by an elderly gentleman
>for his granddaughter to go off to college. Unfortunately, she was killed
>an accident before she graduated high school. The car sat for a few years
>his backyard, and then he decided to sell it. I bought it for my wife, but
>she complains about it being too hot here in Central California (107 today)
>for a convertible. So, it's for sale.
>I wish you well and thank you again.
>I believe most people on the list joined for the same reasons I did and I am
>willing to bet that most want to keep it that way.
>74 MGB CB
>67 Triumph TR4A-IRS
"in progress" :)