Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by, Apr 2, 2001.


    Friends of Mermaid & I had some visitors
    yesterday. A family from Naples Italy who
    couldn't help but admire the cute little blue
    classic car in our driveway. I offered them
    a quick ride around the block and by chance
    found ourselves at the lake boat launch ramp.
    These folks spoke very little English, but I did
    understand them speak the words for "ducks
    & geese." I figured they might like a closer
    look at local water fowl so I edged Amphi
    down to within 5 feet of the waters edge.
    One of the Italians ladies pointed at a green
    mallard floating 20 foot off shore so I gunned
    Amphi into the water - huge splash and urgent
    cries of "Mamma Meeya!" "Mamma Meeya!"
    And then a rapid succession of Italian words
    I'd never heard before, looks of panic and
    shock in the rear view mirror. The co-pilot
    translated to the others, "She is a boat-car
    and we will float safely." Another serge of
    Italian words and then tremendous laughter.
    Deep hardy belly arching laughter. I started
    to explain the concept of April Fools and
    Amphi fun, but it was lost in the translation.
    The lasagna feast that followed and my ever
    refilled wine glass told me our guests loved
    Amphi almost as much as I do.

    `64 Turquoise
    Insane D-Eggo, CA

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