You make a good point, and I wilI beat a hasty retreat.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kai M. Radicke [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 11:55 AM
> To: Kelley, Bruce; PAINTRIX@aol.com; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Moss Motors?? what about Roadster Factory!
> > Frankly, I could care less about things like the Coventry Inn. I am
> > interested in a good product at a fair price. The hobbies and the
> > of the owner are not a priority for me.
> To my knowledge the money you spend on parts are not more expensive
> of separate entities that are operate under the Runyan 'umbrella.' If
> you've ever been to The Coventry Inn you'll see plaques all over the
> posts, each plaque is dedicated to someone or group which donated money to
> TCI... TCI operating costs are not supplemented by the money you spend
> I, for one, like things like The Coventry Inn. It ads to the business'
> image, it adds character to an otherwise regular mail-order retailer.
> I too find the constant whining about their debt and things a bit
> but on the contrary they're the ones that have tooled up to provide many
> the parts no one else makes. At least "Runyan's Rants" provide a sense of
> personal interaction with the owner... ;-)
> TRF is very much a family business, and I support that also. Their
> employees (of which I know a few) are enthusiasts to the bone. Their
> catalogues are much more detailed and are filled to the edges with
> information you will not find in any other catalogues! And for the most
> part their prices are not too far out of line when you look at Moss' or
> VB's, in fact often they are just a bit cheaper.
> Do remember that the "hobbies and pastimes of the owner" are what brought
> you The Roadster Factory to begin with and there would be a great void in
> the parts available if TRF did not exist.
> Kai M. Radicke -- firstname.lastname@example.org
> 1974 Triumph TR6 -- http://www.pil.net/~felix