A lot of cars at shows have "keep away" signs on them.
I think that is sad.
I know they put a lot of money in them, but that (to me) is not the point.
I believe things are to be used and enjoyed and touched (respectfully, of
We don't even have "everyday dishes", etc. at our house. We use the "Good
China" every day.
I could go on, but will stop before I write a novel --
In the meantime, use the 'good' dishes, sit in the wonderful autos, and
walk on the grass......
Hey, don't just stop and smell the roses - go ahead and pick 'em.
At 12:47 AM 9/1/99 -0000, cfchrist wrote:
>unfortunatly children of the 90's view our cars as either rare/exotic or
>expensive. they do not remember seeing them new at a dealer's showroom.
>they have no recolection of having wild drunken excursions from college to
>spring break or on a beer run for that much. they didnt hang out somewhere
>and meet that "special "person. nor did they race one legally or not to
>have gained a respect or fear of their agility. there is no emotional
>connection with their past for them. i see this in the aaca(anteaque
>automobile club of america). the average age of it's membership remembers
>the family's new model"t". the type of cars most easily recognised as
>anteaque autos are so old and so expensive that very few if any youth are
>attracted to them unless they are chopped and brilliantly painted with tons
>of chrome under the hood. i am an ardent admirer of old cars. old
>sports cars show some amazing technology for their times . there are a
>couple of things wich might help.
>i offer parents to allow their child to sit in my cars at car shows. and
>heck if dad or mom wants to give it a shot why not! they love to take
>pictures of the kids.
>i have given rides to a couple of local kids who insist that old car cant
>get out of it's own way.(changed their minds!)
>exposure is the name of the game. sharing your pride and joy with others .
>at 1 point i had 1old car. i was considered some kind of crazy fool. then
>i had 2 and people told me you have to sell 1 to get another! now i have 5
>and i am considered a collector! i have not changed! but the perception has
>changed. now at shows i am treated diffrently. it's funny to me. but the
>public is out there and looking and listening. share something of your
>good fortune with a friend or a neighbor. you might be opening the door to
>the future of our hobby. my father took me for a ride in his last race car
>as a child. i never have forgot that ride! that was 1967. 4 years ago i
>found the remains of that car and restored it back to that period of time
>when it first excited me. now there is a lasting impression! i challenge
>evryone on our list to try when it presents itself to initiate someone new
>to what it feels like to enjoy what it is that you all seem to find so dear
>to you. aw heck if nothing else you might get a lead on the one across town
>in a barn or shed you never heard of or saw.