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Re: Retro new cars, was: BMW was: A Great (IMHO) Idea

To: Tomsjetta@aol.com, spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: Retro new cars, was: BMW was: A Great (IMHO) Idea
From: Ajhsys@aol.com
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 11:01:54 EDT
Reply-to: Ajhsys@aol.com
Sender: owner-spridgets@autox.team.net
In a message dated 8/20/99 12:16:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Tomsjetta@aol.com writes:

<< I'm already sensing the group's feelings on this subject, but I'd like to 
 offer my own point of view. At 26, I'll make a wild guess here and assume 
 towards the younger end of the age spectrum here on the spridget list. 
 Listers, no need to take offense, none intended.

The bottom line here is that these are still interesting cars, moreso than 
we've seen for a long time. And if these cars make people happy, makes them 
take the long way home, etc, then what harm is being done. Yeah, maybe I 
coulda bought a Miata, but I wanted the real thing.  >>

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A well spoken (typed) soliloquy.  Being 26, I think you should know that 
there are many younger members on these lists, some probably younger than 
driving age.  We oldsters (I'm only 49) need to encourage your participation 
in Classic Car preservation, and we need to impart our knowledge so that you 
have the know-how to keep 'em running.

It is easy for us to forget that there are some (few?) decent new cars for 
enthusiasts out there.  The Miata being one that I could live with.  Most, 
however, are very expensive.  Surely the Viper is a sports car.  I can't 
afford any BMW either.  

While my children were growing, I couldn't keep an LBC, but I always missed 
driving and working on them.  Now my kids are out of high school, and I am 
once again working on an MG Midget.  The simplicity of them is so incredible 
attractive that we can probably be assured of welcoming a new generation of 
enthusiasts to take over for us when we can no longer lift a spanner, and 
head for the big pub in the sky.

Now, the only thing we have to do is to change your screen name and get that 
Jetta out of there!

Allen Hefner
'77 Midget
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport

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