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Re: Spits in England (was Re: Plastic Mirror mount)

To: "Simmons, Reid W" <reid.w.simmons@intel.com>,
Subject: Re: Spits in England (was Re: Plastic Mirror mount)
From: Laura.G@141.com (Laura Gharazeddine)
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 12:07:42 -0700
I thought that more spits were sent to the US than stayed in GB during the
years of manufacture.

Laura G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Simmons, Reid W <reid.w.simmons@intel.com>
To: 'Dean Dashwood' <ddashwoo@ect.enron.com>; <spitfires@autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 11:37 AM
Subject: RE: Spits in England (was Re: Plastic Mirror mount)

> Why are they so rare in the UK????  I would think the name 'Spitfire' on a
> car would be revered in the UK.  After all it was one of the two main
> fighter aircraft that saved England during the Battle of Britton
> I believe the Hawker Hurricane shot down more German planes than the
> Spitfire).
> Of course for those Brits that agree with me this IS NOT an invitation for
> you to start "scarfing up" Spitfires in the US and shipping them back to
> UK! :)
> Reid
> '79 Spitfire pilot (original owner, never been "shot down")
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Dean Dashwood [mailto:ddashwoo@ect.enron.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 06, 1999 3:05 AM
> To: spitfires@autox.team.net; griffco@mail.cadvision.com
> Subject: Spits in England (was Re: Plastic Mirror mount)
> Fred,
> I promise you there are more than 3 Spitfires in the UK!  But I think
> rarity is part of their appeal.  As you say, there are MGBs on every
> corner, but it isn't often that you come across a Spit - and because of
> that, it
> makes it so much better when you do!
> Dean
> ---------------
> Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 08:53:55 -0600
> From: Fred Griffiths <griffco@mail.cadvision.com>
> Subject: Plastic Mirror mount
>      Yep, I'm back.  Spend 5 glorious weeks in the UK, touring the
> northern islands to Iceland, Copenhagen, and Brussels.  I said before
> leaving I'd check out Spitfires....  Well I can tell you that there are
> 3 Spitfires in England & Wales!  Or maybe it was the same blue one twice
> and a yellow one.
>      Can't figure it out, what with the 20plus degree 2 weeks we
> drove all over Wales and part of England, only the 3 spits, all MK IVs.
>  Nearly got swamped in MGBs, Morgans and a few other exotics, but no
> Spits.
> - --
> Fred & Wendy Griffiths
> Calgary, Canada
> mailto: griffco@cadvision.com
> http://www.cadvision.com/griffco/index.htm

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