Amphicar article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Jeff Loughridge

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<font face="Arial" size="2">Here's an article on the Amphicar in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch online.</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">If you go to the full article you get MORE:</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">And if you go to the author's site you get some photos and an illustration (blatant self-promotion) by me.</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Have fun.</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Jeff</font>
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<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message -----
<div style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black">From: Craig
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">To:
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2006 12:09 PM
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: unknown FIN

<tt>I'll have to dig up my title but if I remember right my car is
marked with a 6 diget vin, 103702, and my title has a 9 diget vin
with 3 extra in the middle. 103XXX702...
Craig in Alaska
Red 66
--- In, "Ren? Pohl" <amphicar@g...>
> Hi,
> you all know Amphicar FINs have 6 digits or 9 digits. The 9 digit
FINs are
> usually splitted 6 digit FINs added ..652.... in between.
> This rule matches with all Amphicar FINs listed in the IAOC adress
list (as
> far as published) as well as with those listed by the Amphicar
Club Berlin.
> But now I detected at least three cars in different places with a
> matching 9 digit FIN.
> One is : 103124328
> another is: 103100301
> the third one I do not know exactly, but I was assured it is also
> with 1031......
> Any more cars with this unusual 9 digit FIN?
> Any comments?
> Any other FINs not mentioned above?
> Thanks,
> Ren? Pohl
> Germany


<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">Excerpts from said article in St. Louis paper----

No offense to the small but loyal group of owner/devotees but come on... any “car” whose standard equipment includes navigation lights a hood mounted siren, swim ladder and an anchor can’t be taken very seriously can it? Performance figures are... well... sketchy at best, but from what I have been able to gather, this “vehicle” can do about 70 m.p.h. on land and 7, yes that’s SEVEN m.p.h. on golden pond. (A trained athlete in a state-of-the-art paddle boat could give you a good run for your money against this thing.) In other words, trolling speed is about all you could expect out of this tiny boat-ar, so pack a picnic basket, but leave your water skis at home.

Somebody needs to take this guy for a ride in an Amphi--we all know its not how fast you get there but how much fun you have on the way.

Well maybe not--then everybody would want one

Remember--Two Amphicar's are a pair but three is a Party!!!