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Tinster
12-24-2007, 11:14 AM
What a morning!

Hosted a diiner party last night and got up kinda tired.
Nice fresh morning so we jumped into Amos and headed over
to La Castilla panaderia for some breakfast.

We're cruising along at about 50 mph when this red rocket
comes from behind and falls in beside us. The folks honk
and wave as their Ferarri Enzo paces us for about a mile.
We are all four grinning and then the Enzo pulls back into
2nd and is gone in a flash.

eat, eat, eat.............

On the way home at lot of waves and horn honks. We are
first in line at a stop light, staring straight ahead at
a well restored, red MG midget. He blinks his lights and
beeps his horn. A big wave as we make the left turn in
front of him.

Amos is ever so much fun to drive.

felicidades!

dale

Harry_Ward
12-24-2007, 11:22 AM
Dale,

That is as great a Christmas present story if ever I heard one.

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Mickey Richaud
12-24-2007, 11:32 AM
Yep - kinda makes up for all the headaches!

Andrew Mace
12-24-2007, 11:34 AM
For me, episodes such as that make up for every bruised knuckle, greasy fingernail, blown fuse, stripped thread and maxxed-out credit card!

Happy Holidays, all!

Brosky
12-24-2007, 11:47 AM
Savor the moments.....you certainly have a right to enjoy them after all of your hard work.

SCguy
12-24-2007, 11:56 AM
Sounds wonderful!

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>I miss that British drivers don't blink their lights on the west coast like the do (or used to on the east coast)</span>

TR4nut
12-24-2007, 12:25 PM
Yep, I admit it, I love driving the TR but nothing makes me feel better than the occasional 'nice car' comment and camaraderie from other classic car drivers.

Seasons greetings y'all

Randy

2wrench
12-24-2007, 12:40 PM
Merry Christmas!

Brosky
12-24-2007, 01:04 PM
Blink and wave are SOP here in NE, at least for British car owners. Corvette, Alfa, Fiat, all do the same, but Miata & Beemer owners are just not with it.

Or they have that elevated view over the nostrils. Not all, but most do.

jerrybny
12-24-2007, 01:56 PM
I agree. Most people blink their lights when I am driving my TR6.

vagt6
12-24-2007, 04:43 PM
Dale, thanks so much for posting that! Nothing like that feeling when you're driving your LBC!

And to all my fellow Triumph lovers and wrench monkeys, a very Merry Chistmas to you and your families!

Cheers to you all!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cheers.gif

2wrench
12-24-2007, 04:45 PM
Tinster: Happy to hear you're enjoying your ride.
You certainly do deserve it. So now it's my turn
in the tank....while your enjoying your car going,
I'm working on making mine go.
Gotta love these cars....and I do.

RobT
12-24-2007, 05:33 PM
I love the smell of oil fumes in the morning!

In this time of generic cookie cutter boring tin and plastic cars, which are about as inspiring as a trailer park, there is nothing like the feel, sound, looks and smell of a British sports car in full roar.

Savour the moment!

TR674
12-25-2007, 10:58 PM
Congratulations Tinster. This is why we drive these cars....
Regards
Craig
P.S. And a very merry Christmas.

tr6web
12-26-2007, 08:19 AM
In response to Brosky, us Miata owners in PA blink our barndoors all the time. At least we are "with it" in PA.

NickMorgan
12-26-2007, 09:04 AM
Dale,
That is fantastic. I'll bet you have already forgotten about all of the breakdowns after that! Really makes driving an old car worth while. Merry Christmas.
Nick