Brown Wonder

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by David Derer, Nov 2, 2000.

  1. David Derer
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    Its now November and warm out. Iam Amphicar jonesing. I promised no more
    Brown Wonder cruiseing till it recieved some much needed tlc. The Brown
    Wonder is sitting and patiently waiting. One thing I disliked was the
    shocks were shot. So yesterday I called local auto parts and ordered up
    front shocks. The Brown Wonder will have a restored front suspension,
    thanks in part to the 66 that was parked 30 years ago. Later Dave the
    Wave
     
  2. David Derer
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    Having made it again to this day, I have decided to sell the Brown
    Wonder. I think I might Ebay it. What do you all think? Later Dave the
    Wave
     
  3. Amphipoda@yahoo.com
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    Dave the Wave,
    I, for one, hope you do NOT sell
    the legendary Brown Wonder. Having
    been a passenger in the Wonder I
    know for a fact nobody else could
    possibly provide the love and respect
    you give that glorious Amphi. I
    remember when she leaked from a hole
    in the hull you grabbed a calk gun
    and sealed her right up. That's
    real love my friend. And let us not
    forget the many stories that fill
    these archives, tales so rich with
    laughter and fun, all of which are
    centered about the Brown Wonder.
    I hearby urge my fellow fine finned
    friends to voice their opinion and
    help preserve the lengend... the
    lengend of the Brown Wonder.

    Amphipoda
    '64 Turquoise
    San Diego
     
  4. Craig Taylor
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    Well I here their capable of a channel crossing but the Gulf of Alaska... I
    guess that would rate a pic in the calendar thou.
    Craig, Flat Lake Alaska
    ----- Original Message -----
    > From: David Derer <dmd@essex1.com>
    > To: Craig Taylor <craigtaylor@alaska.com>
    > Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 6:08 AM
    > Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Brown Wonder
    >
    >
    > > Hello Alaska dude!! The Brown Wonder runs ,floats, drives great. Many
    > newer
    > > parts. I would need to get 10 k out of it. I guess you would fly to
    > Washington
    > > State and swim it via Pacific?
    > >
    > > Craig Taylor wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hey Dave, I might be interested in your brown wonder. Let me know what
    > you
    > > > want for it. Don't worry it would go to a good home. Heated garage for
    > the
    > > > long winters and its own ramp to go play on. :)
    > > > Craig, Flat Lake Alaska
    > > > ----- Original Message -----
    > > > From: David Derer <dmd@essex1.com>
    > > > To: <amphicar-lovers@egroups.com>
    > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 3:42 PM
    > > > Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Brown Wonder
    > > >
    > > > > Having made it again to this day, I have decided to sell the Brown
    > > > > Wonder. I think I might Ebay it. What do you all think? Later Dave
    the
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  5. Al Heath
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    I vote for keeping it in the "family". It needs to either stay with Dave
    or go to an enthusiast that matches Dave's personality ... if there can be
    such a creature. It also needs to make the club events as I can't imagine
    an event without the Brown Wonder. That car really demonstrates what it is
    all about, FUN!

    I can only hope this is another one of Dave's jokes, such as the one a
    couple of April's ago when he traded it for a vette in a gas station. Can
    anyone really imagine Dave without the Brown Wonder, or the Brown Wonder
    without Dave? Just look at this years December pin up. Alright Dave,
    which car give you the most real fun, the Brown Wonder or a nice shiney
    restoration? Even the pretty paint job cars break down every now and then.

    Al Heath
     
  6. Craig Taylor
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    Re: Re: Brown Wonder

    Why do I get the feeling I've been had? :) I'd love to attend some club
    events. I bet the brown Wonder could handle the Alcan. What do you think
    Dave? Or are you just torturing a poor Amphi want-a-be? :eek:)
    Craig, Flat Lake Alaska
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Al Heath <aheath@us.ibm.com>
    To: <amphicar-lovers@egroups.com>
    Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 7:53 AM
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Brown Wonder


    > I vote for keeping it in the "family". It needs to either stay with Dave
    > or go to an enthusiast that matches Dave's personality ... if there can be
    > such a creature. It also needs to make the club events as I can't imagine
    > an event without the Brown Wonder. That car really demonstrates what it
    is
    > all about, FUN!
    >
    > I can only hope this is another one of Dave's jokes, such as the one a
    > couple of April's ago when he traded it for a vette in a gas station. Can
    > anyone really imagine Dave without the Brown Wonder, or the Brown Wonder
    > without Dave? Just look at this years December pin up. Alright Dave,
    > which car give you the most real fun, the Brown Wonder or a nice shiney
    > restoration? Even the pretty paint job cars break down every now and
    then.
    >
    > Al Heath
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  7. Dave

    What do you mean "Sell the BROWN WONDER", that car is in your family
    now, it would be like selling one of the kids. It is so you and
    nobody else would be able to drive it or look as good as you do. If
    you get rid of it, what will we test our distributors parts in?

    Marty


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    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Brown Wonder
    Author: amphicar-lovers@egroups.com (David Derer <dmd@essex1.com>) at GILLETTE
    Date: 12/6/00 7:42 PM





    Having made it again to this day, I have decided to sell the Brown
    Wonder. I think I might Ebay it. What do you all think? Later Dave the
    Wave



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  8. Dave,
    I usually am a silent member of the egroup but this time I just have
    to say a few words. Dave, what do you mean, you are going to SELL
    the BROWN WONDER!!!! I can't imagine you without the famed Brown
    Wonder. Having participated in the Amphi club and activities for
    less than a year now (we participated in Celina this summer and yes,
    we've only had our car since last August), so many of the stories we
    have heard and so much of the excitement we have shared related to you
    and the Brown Wonder:like spending an hour or so by the road (we know
    it just can't be the rotor) this summer with all of the other Amphi
    owners assisting and swapping parts and then there was the Lake Geneva
    run where the Brown Wonder was delayed making the exit on the beach
    (we won't say how) and the water rescue ensued.

    You talk about and treat your car with so much love, it would be pure
    cruelty to the Brown Wonder to sell it to some else. Also, the Brown
    Wonder and your family are the epitomy of fun in the club. It is one
    of the cars which shows everyone, that the cars don't have to be
    pretty (and I don't mean to offend the Brown Wonder in any manner by
    that statement) to be the center and source of the family's fun.
    Don't sell the car, it would truly be a sad event for your family and
    the club.

    Caryl Peters
     
  9. Dave

    And yet another response to Dave The Wave and his pal The Brown
    Wonder:

    Maybe Dave has found some other nice and more pretty Amphi to drive,
    maybe that's the reason why she may be put on the block. Is that it
    Dave?

    Maybe it needs a coat of clear to make the brown shine, maybe that's
    all, The Shiny Brown Wonder, maybe it could use some flames painted on
    front, The Shiny Brown Flaming Wonder, maybe it needs a new
    distributor system complete with extra rotors, The Shiny Brown Flaming
    Wonder That Runs Like New, maybe the chrome that adorns the front and
    hood gets in Dave's way when driving, a phone book may help because
    you can't remove all that seaworthy hardware, The Shiny Brown Flaming
    Wonder That Runs Like New And Has A Tall Captain. Tell me it isn't
    Marge or the kids asking you to sell. Marge wouldn't do that, we know
    her better than that, The Shiny Brown Flaming Wonder That Runs Like
    New And Has A Tall Captain And A Very Nice First Mate. This is
    getting out of hand...You didn't get a speeding ticket in the BW and
    need to sell her just to pay the judge did you?.

    I'm sure I'll think of more later, this is like loosing your job at
    Christmas time, I feel so bad now...Come on Dave, you've got to give
    us more to go on, we're in bad shape out here.

    Marty


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    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Brown Wonder
    Author: amphicar-lovers@egroups.com (David Derer <dmd@essex1.com>) at GILLETTE
    Date: 12/6/00 7:42 PM





    Having made it again to this day, I have decided to sell the Brown
    Wonder. I think I might Ebay it. What do you all think? Later Dave the
    Wave



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  10. Mark Kennedy
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    Dave,
    Check book in hand here. How much? I've never seen
    the BW in real life but I have REAL Amphi Fever here.
    All this "legend" behind her and I hear you have spare
    distributors!

    Mark Kennedy (Amphi wannabe for now)

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  11. David Derer
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    Boy oh boy, I feel like an Amphicar remake of "Its a Wonderful Life". I
    never imagined that a rusted chunk and a dream could become part of so
    many lives. All I wanted was to have some low cost fun with the family
    before the kids got big.
    Now these are the events that have led up to the posting of possible
    sale of Brown Wonder.
    Last year a low mile nearly rust free 66 Amphi came up for sale. I took
    a loan and bought it. Then put in a lot of cash and time into it. I made
    two mistakes. One is I put customer cars in front of it and missed the
    best time to sell. Second I should of skipped a lot of steps and just
    got it shiny. Price could be lower than.
    Loans are due and Margie's work was shut down. My red 66 was put on my
    other car clubs page and sure looked nice next to all the other restored
    cars. I have a lot more people looking for 15k and under cars than
    looking for above 20k. So all things combined contributed to the idea of
    selling the Brown Wonder.
    If anybody knows of someone looking for the red 66 send them over here.
    The reality is something has to go. Selling Brown Wonder is not my first
    choice.
    On a lighter note I started thinking about brackets to hold surf board
    on car with top down.
    Later Dave the Wave
     
  12. Craig Taylor
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    Dave, could you send me some pics? And remind me of what all you have done
    to the BW. Technically I mean. :) Where are you at?
    Craig, Flat Lake Alaska
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: David Derer <dmd@essex1.com>
    To: <amphicar-lovers@egroups.com>
    Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2000 7:04 AM
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Brown Wonder


    > Boy oh boy, I feel like an Amphicar remake of "Its a Wonderful Life". I
    > never imagined that a rusted chunk and a dream could become part of so
    > many lives. All I wanted was to have some low cost fun with the family
    > before the kids got big.
    > Now these are the events that have led up to the posting of possible
    > sale of Brown Wonder.
    > Last year a low mile nearly rust free 66 Amphi came up for sale. I took
    > a loan and bought it. Then put in a lot of cash and time into it. I made
    > two mistakes. One is I put customer cars in front of it and missed the
    > best time to sell. Second I should of skipped a lot of steps and just
    > got it shiny. Price could be lower than.
    > Loans are due and Margie's work was shut down. My red 66 was put on my
    > other car clubs page and sure looked nice next to all the other restored
    > cars. I have a lot more people looking for 15k and under cars than
    > looking for above 20k. So all things combined contributed to the idea of
    > selling the Brown Wonder.
    > If anybody knows of someone looking for the red 66 send them over here.
    > The reality is something has to go. Selling Brown Wonder is not my first
    > choice.
    > On a lighter note I started thinking about brackets to hold surf board
    > on car with top down.
    > Later Dave the Wave
    >
    >
    >
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  13. TOM/CINDY
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    --- In amphicar-lovers@egroups.com, David Derer <dmd@e...> wrote:
    > Having made it again to this day, I have decided to sell the Brown
    > Wonder. I think I might Ebay it. What do you all think? Later Dave
    the
    > Wave "HEY Dave", how about posting a photo of B.W. for all the
    world to see? BEST WISHES,TOM
     
  14. David Derer
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    Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. It will look fine with 20/20
    vision. Thats 20 feet at 20 miles per hour. It was kind of fun doing the
    marathon thing. I still need to do the front and rear sections. I may
    have to break my two hour rule. As names go, I do not know. Maybe let it
    return to its original name Dinky Duck. RednReady or Red Wonder do not
    cut it. Later Dave the Wave. Viva Spring Valley!
     
  15. Bill Connelly
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    Dave:

    Your dilemna described far below concerning a rechristening of the BROWN
    WONDER may very well be a subconscious realization on your part that there
    are indeed mystical qualities embodied by the very name BROWN WONDER itself.

    As one with some meager training in a number of occult crafts and who once
    spent a whole week in Englewood, New Jersey voluntarily, I can assure you
    that you shun the special resonances of your Amphi's long established
    moniker at your and its peril. It would be far better to retain but
    rearrange the name's alphabetic symbolism...as an ANAGRAM. Below are 60
    various anagrams of BROWN WONDER. You must choose your own path
    grasshopper, but I would call BROWN NOW RED to everyone's attention.
    ~Bilgey:

    BEND WORN ROW
    BRED WORN WON
    BRED WORN OWN
    BRED WORN NOW
    BE DROWN WORN
    BEN DROWN ROW
    BEN WORD WORN
    NEWBORN WORD
    BROWNE DROWN
    BERN DROWN OW
    BERN DOWN ROW
    BERN WORD WON
    BERN WORD OWN
    BERN WORD NOW
    BERN DOW WORN
    BREW DON WORN
    BREW NOD WORN
    BREW DROWN ON
    BREW DROWN NO
    BREW DOWN RON
    BREW DOWN NOR
    BREW WORD NON
    WEB DROWN RON
    WEB DROWN NOR
    BONN DREW ROW
    BON DREW WORN
    NOB DREW WORN
    BORN REND WOW
    BORN DREW WON
    BORN DREW OWN
    BORN DREW NOW
    BORN WED WORN
    BORN WE'D WORN
    BORN DEW WORN
    BORN DROWN WE
    BORN WORD NEW
    BROWN END ROW
    BROWN DEN ROW
    BROWN REND OW
    BROWN RED WON
    BROWN RED OWN
    BROWN RED NOW
    BROWN DREW ON
    BROWN DREW NO
    BROWN WED RON
    BROWN WED NOR
    BROWN WE'D RON
    BROWN WE'D NOR
    BROWN DEW RON
    BROWN DEW NOR
    BROWN ROD NEW
    ROB DROWN NEW
    ORB DROWN NEW
    BROW END WORN
    BROW DEN WORN
    BROW REND WON
    BROW REND OWN
    BROW REND NOW
    BROW DREW NON
    BOW REND WORN



    Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. It will look fine with 20/20
    vision. Thats 20 feet at 20 miles per hour. It was kind of fun doing the
    marathon thing. I still need to do the front and rear sections. I may
    have to break my two hour rule. As names go, I do not know. Maybe let it
    return to its original name Dinky Duck. RednReady or Red Wonder do not
    cut it. Later Dave the Wave. Viva Spring Valley!
     
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