I remember this post. It is so nice and comforting to read them now.
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 10:36 PM, Kristi & Lambert <
> I was going through some old emails and ran across this. I thought it
> be fitting to repost in honor of Frank.
> Kristi & Lambert
> '74 RWA Midget
> '77 RB Midget
> Begin forwarded message:
> > I was just thinking about all the friends I have made thanks to these
> little cars over the years.
> > When I was 17 back in 1972, I pulled into a 7-11 next to a yellow Sprite,
> had a green Sprite, I met Elliott, he was older than me, married with 3
> and a house.
> > He introduced me to Frank Russo, again, even older than Elliott with a
> couple of kids. Frank had a Sprite, a white 66.
> > So here we are, with a 66, a 67, and a 68 Sprite all hanging out and
> storys and parts back in 1972.
> > I watched Elliott's 3 kids grow up, his youngest is now forty something,
> grand kids are getting married, and I went to his wife's funeral.
> > We are still friends, he stops over every couple of weeks.
> > Frank, who has a couple of Sprites and a 59 Bentley along with a 60
> limo, was the limo driver for my son when he got married.
> > All of the wedding party drove Sprites that day while the bride and groom
> rode in a Bentley driven by my friend Frank, another Sprite owner.
> > Today I am working on his Midget project, it needed some fender work and
> new paint job.
> > Then came Rick Moses and the Sprite meets where I met a bunch more people
> with the same love of some dumb little cars.
> > Rick from PA, Alan and Joe from Rhode Island, Steve from Mass, and a few
> others from Maryland, Virgina, PA, and Ohio.
> > We often called each other and talked for hours in the days before the
> internet and Email.
> > And then came the internet where I met people from Wisconsin, Illinois,
> California, Florida, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, and a few other states.
> > And I am in constant touch with all of them and have traveled to many
> to visit with them as they have traveled to NJ to see me.
> > So today Elliott and Frank stopped by and those 2 have not seen each
> in some time, all 3 of us a bit older then we were in 72 but all with the
> > Elliott sold his Sprite to my wife's girlfriend, Frank and I still have
> Sprites all these years later and Elliott is going to start looking for
> another as he always said he missed that car.
> > We were not college room mates, nor army buddies, we were just a couple
> people in town with dumb little cars and a life long relationship thanks to
> those cars.
> > Do you think a couple of guys parking next to each other in Camrys will
> hanging out 40 years later?
> > --
> > Frank Clarici
> > Toms River, NJ
> > My own Fleet of Sprites
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