Double-Ditto for everything you said Gerard. I was waiting to see how
others responded before putting in my .02 worth. I've been doing the Palo
Alto meet for 13 years. My first one in 88 or so, the Spridget class was
the largest group, with over 80 Midgets and Sprites in attendance. There
was a Bay Area group at that time called "SMOG" for Sprite and Midget Owners
Group. The only cars that have disappeared from participating are the ones
like Crash who drive their cars on a regular basis. As for me I love the 3+
hour drive each way to get there.
----- Original Message -----
From "Gerard Chateauvieux" <pixelsmith at gerardsgarage.com>
To: "David Ramsey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Gerard Chateauvieux"
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: SWAG Trip 8/13 or 9/10
> Well David, that's pretty cynical even for you. Besides, in the 8 or 9
> years I've attended, it's always been great weather...'-) I'll have you
> know that my car doesn't have an overheating problem... not even when I
> drove it to Stockton.
> I know what you're saying, but I guess my experience has been a little
> different. I have met many of the folks on this list at Palo Alto. You may
> be right about a lot the crowd that attends, but I've found, at least with
> the Spridget/Healey crowd, that this is a lot about the socializing and
> camaraderie. Last year was one of the best I've attended because we
> got Rick Feibusch to put all the Spridgets and big Healeys together on the
> field and we could all socialize in the same area. I, for one, enjoy the
> cars and the faces. The hard part for me was getting enough time to hang
> out with the folks there, AND to get around to seeing all the cars on the
> I have to admit that guys like you and WW_Rick take the prize for most
> driven these days, but there was a time when a Bugeye was my daily driver
> (for more than 10 years) and I did spend an entire summer touring the US
> mine (Detroit to the West Coast and back), even through the
> California-Nevada desert along old Route 66. Drove more than 10 or 12
> some days. Of course I was single and carefree then too...
> So, I guess I won't be seeing you there?
> At 9:53 PM -0700 8/1/00, David Ramsey wrote:
> >Gerard, The Bay Area types that go to the Palo Alto meet are not the
> >that make SWAG runs, they are the same ones that don't even go to the
> >if there is a chance of rain (might have to wash the car). You know who
> >are, same people that don't go to Chico because their over restored bug-i
> >can't go more than 30 miles without overheating in all that "coastal
> >But Palo Alto is no problem all the car has to do is sit on the grass all
> >day and look good, after all nobody really drives these cars do they?
> > Crash
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