Your positive attitude on these LBC's are so motivating, you never give up.
So is that little boy a future Spridget owner : ) Hope so.
62 California Sprite "Pinky"
On 6/23/07, Frank Clarici <email@example.com> wrote:
> Diane and I decided to take a drive out in the pine barrens today.
> We had a great drive when I get the dumb idea to see if I can find the
> lake where we used to camp and drink beer when we were kids.
> So off the paved trail we go, several miles into the woods and I knew I
> was close to the lake because I found the same giant mud puddle that
> burried my Spitfire back in 1973. This time I avoided the deep part but
> still had black mud everywhere.
> A few more miles and I turned the Sprite into a bulldozer plowing sugar
> sand until I was belly deep in sand. No shovel, the jack just sank in
> the sand, and only a stick to try and dig it out.
> Remember, about 10 miles off the nearest paved road.
> I found a 6" flat rock and tried it under the jack, it sort of worked
> but only to lift the front end, the back was still burried, the tail
> pipe was blowing sand, the diff was 4" below the sand.
> Some sticks under the rocker to try and jack up the rear sort of worked.
> Diane is on the cell phone laughing with my daughter trying to convince
> her boyfriend to bring his truck out and yank us out. He wants to go out
> in his boat. I managed to dig out the diff with a stick and put some
> pine branches under the wheels. Jack it back down and just as I was
> about to see if the car would move, a convoy of Jeeps show up.
> A bunch of good ole boys jump out with snatch em straps, chains, and
> yelling hee haw, let's get em out! At the same time Diane calls Tiff to
> tell her the jeeps showed up so don't bother coming to yank us out.
> Well the jeeps couldn't get around my car, they were in front of me, the
> sugar sand went on forward for as long as you could see, I had to go
> backwards. When they figured out there was no way to pull me out, they
> helped push by hand and we made it back to solid dirt.
> After a few hand shakes and thank yous, I asked if the lake was still
> around here? They said we just came from the lake, it's just around the
> bend. But a Sprite and the sugar sand wasn't going to happen.
> All in all getting stuck in the woods was better than getting stuck in
> One of the guys in the Jeeps said I was crazy to be out here with that
> car, I told him I have 3 or 4 more at home just like it and they are
> meant to be driven! One of the Jeeps had a little boy of about 10 years
> old with them. He was thrilled to sit in the car and steer as we all
> And Diane wanted to know WHY I didn't have a shovel in the boot?
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ
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