On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Kai Radicke wrote:
> > But the part about being ignored by other British Car enthusiasts... or
> >older British car enthusiasts... I owe that, really, for the most part to
> >the shirt you are wearing. I have done this as an experiment: I wore a
> >plain t-shirt, and was ignored. I wore a "MGB" shirt, and was treated like I
> >was a new guy who needed to be told what "MG" stands for. When I wear my
> >"Unipart" shirt or my "1989 Original British Car Show" shirt I have been
> >treated like I was one of the gang... The best I can assume is that you
> >just aren't dressing the part.
I have made a somewhat opposite observation. I wore a selfmade shirt
that features a copy of the exploded view of the front suspension straight
out of my Brooklands manual, complete with my (photocopied) greasy
fingerprints, to an MG club event, and nobody even got it. There were
mainly older couples who did not want to talk about cars at all, but would
have probably gladly shown me pictures of their grandkids (ok, my tongue
is easing towards my cheek here).
But come to think about it, this was a driving event, not a car show, a
CB radio was gracing everyone's dash and a good time was probably had by
My point here is that I (28) have nothing in common with the crowd in my
MG club and this might have something to do with the lack of younger
people in the scene.
In short: not all old farts can be as cool as the ones on this list.