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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: Ron Soave <soavero@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 09:06:58 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-to: Ron Soave <soavero@yahoo.com>
Sender: owner-spridgets@autox.team.net
When I was 26, I had a Miata.  I got smarter with age
;-) (my wife doesn't seem to think so).  

I won't say *exactly* how old I am, although I will
say, Peter C., that my age in years changed from the
time we looked at that Sprite to the time I left the
shop (figure it out), and I'm the same as age as we
believe that car to be. 

--- Ajhsys@aol.com wrote:
> 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 
> I'm 
>  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. 
> >>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> Tom,
> 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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