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RE: Moss Motors?? what about Roadster Factory!

To: "'Kai M. Radicke'" <>,
Subject: RE: Moss Motors?? what about Roadster Factory!
From: "Kelley, Bruce" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 11:51:36 -0500
You make a good point, and I wilI beat a hasty retreat.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kai M. Radicke []
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 11:55 AM
> To:   Kelley, Bruce;;
> Subject:      Re: Moss Motors?? what about Roadster Factory!
> > Frankly, I could care less about things like the Coventry Inn.  I am
> more
> > interested in a good product at a fair price.  The hobbies and the
> pastimes
> > of the owner are not a priority for me.
> To my knowledge the money you spend on parts are not more expensive
> because
> 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
> wooden
> 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
> on
> parts.
> 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
> excessive,
> but on the contrary they're the ones that have tooled up to provide many
> of
> 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 --
> 1974 Triumph TR6 --

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