As a Thicko on the left coast, reading the e-mails back and forth between
those of you racing in the Mid-West, makes me wish the camaraderie between
Thicko's was a little thicker in other parts. I know from your knowledge of
Healeys and dedication to the sport, driver error (or neglect) was not a
factor in your shunt at Mosport.
I'm sure your next Sprite will be a class act (class being a relative term.)
All the best!
J.N. (Jerry) Liudahl
Old Irish Racing
Jaguar - Alfa Romeo
----- Original Message -----
From: Wm. Severin Thompson <email@example.com>
To: <Mbrubin18@aol.com>; <JWoesvra@aol.com>; <LMR356@aol.com>
Cc: Thickos <firstname.lastname@example.org>; vintage race list
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 6:16 AM
Subject: now I remember...
> In fact, we did take our toys in Thickoland and play elsewhere a couple of
> years ago...and formed our own mail list which is a lively exchange of
> tasteless jokes, comraderie, trackside social plans... and even racing
> related subjects now and again. The gentlemen that was offended at the
> with all our personal banter on the vintage race list has now joined "the
> dark side" and is one of our valuable members in Canada.
> Some people read between the lines... some just the lines... and some I'm
> not even sure what page you're reading. Most often these days, any post I
> might take to the vintage race list is in reference to helping promote
> upcoming vintage race event... whether it's out home organization or not.
> this instance, the failure on my car is not something I've seen in 26
> of owning Healeys... so I felt the need to make the occurence public, so
> that others might now consider the impact (pun tintended) on their own
> situation. The feelings of being trapped, upside down, on track, in a high
> speed area of the course was another situation that I felt merited
> description. My thankfullness that I wasn't seriously hurt, or that no one
> else was hurt was a sincere emotion.
> (Oh, and by the way, my car, despite it's carefully groomed appearance
> something might fall off at any time) is inspected on a lift before every
> race. Shit happens.
> I'd say I've received 40 to 50 responses, ( not necessarily Thickos...but
> then again... we're verywhere...) from people I've never met, wishing me
> well, offering help, or asking questions about the failure of the car. So
> for those of you that don't get it, or fail to see the valued added in our
> discussions, (despite the humor or attempts thereof) relax... we'll be
> away shortly, taking our vintage race party back to the confined where
> those who wish to witness it ... do.
> You are correct sir, that vintage racing is a "style". Some seem to think
> it's and "exclusive" style. We tend to believe it to be "inclusive".
> Consider yourselves free to join the party any time you like. Follow your
> nose to the best food, your ears to the (I m not claiming the best here)
> music, or the well driven race car to the Thicko pits.... we'll be there
> waiting for you.
> Team Thicko