History Channel?s Modern Marvels

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History Channel's Modern Marvels;

A month ago I was contacted by one of those
Hollywood types who asked do a segment on
our Amphicar. Not being one to hog the lime
light, I contacted 5 other Amphi owners in the
greater San Diego area to join in the fun. With
little more than 2 weeks notice I assembled an
Amphicar armada consisting of Steve, Paul, Pat
Dave, and yours truly - Amphipoda. Yesterday
we all met at lake Wolford and were greeted by
the park rangers who seemed anxious to share
in the fun. Fun... there's an understatement of
a word. We were given full and total control
of the lake even before the film crew arrived.
Our magnificent Amphicars lined up in perfect
precision on the shore red-blue-red-blue-red to
the gaping mouths of spectators, rangers, and
even us owners. Five shiny Amphicars on a
warm day on the shore of a beautiful lake was
a sight to warm any amphibian's heart... mine
damn near boiled over in joy. Once the film crew
arrived it was a maze of still photography and
mini clips of each car's exterior, interior, and
engines. Then the one on one interviews that
seemed to drag on like that last hour before
quitting time on a Friday night. We wanted
desperately to swim... enough photos, enough
interviews... time to film us in ACTION!!! I
started the water activity with a 40 mph shore
SPLASH entry! Then it was down the ramp
one by one, total mayhem in the lake bouncing
through each other's wakes, buzzing the shore,
more interviews conducted in the water and
the filming of our Amphi armada exiting the
water going up the ramp. We started this fun
around noon and it was nearing 5:00 PM when
we finally settled down to refreshments, chips,
sandwiches, and Steve & Connie's famous
Amphicar cake (Steve please post a photo of
your cake). I wish could I tell you, my fine
finned friends, when the History Channel will
air this episode of Modern Marvels, but sadly
we don't yet know when it will be on TV. I
will be notified before it is to play and I have
been promised copies of the show and all the
silly out-takes we made. I must say the film
crew was really taken with our Amphis and
they enjoyed our amphibious hospitality to
no end. The sun was setting when we said
our good-byes and the ride home was like
any other ride in an Amphicar on a busy
freeway in California... but that is another
story entirely.

Thanks to Steve, Paul, Pat, Dave, and their
wives & girl friends and special guest Jim
(who has promised to have his Amphi up
and running on X-mas day... ). So glad
you could all attend and help promote our
joyous Amphicars. That was a very special
day in my Amphi's life and mine.

Be well, swim safe.

Amphipoda
`64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA
 
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Ed Howard

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Re: History_Channel?s_Modern_Marvels

This sounds like it was a wonderful event. I am only
sorry that my Amphi was not delivered in time for this
or I would have loved to have joined the fun!

I am thinking of going to Puddingstone Reservoir in
Pomona, CA (next to Raging Waters) on Sunday, November
4th with my Amphi. Anyone care to join in on the fun?

Ed Howard
Orange County, CA
64 Red

--- Amphipoda@yahoo.com wrote:
> History Channel's Modern Marvels;
>
> A month ago I was contacted by one of those
> Hollywood types who asked do a segment on
> our Amphicar. Not being one to hog the lime
> light, I contacted 5 other Amphi owners in the
> greater San Diego area to join in the fun. With
> little more than 2 weeks notice I assembled an
> Amphicar armada consisting of Steve, Paul, Pat
> Dave, and yours truly - Amphipoda. Yesterday
> we all met at lake Wolford and were greeted by
> the park rangers who seemed anxious to share
> in the fun. Fun... there's an understatement of
> a word. We were given full and total control
> of the lake even before the film crew arrived.
> Our magnificent Amphicars lined up in perfect
> precision on the shore red-blue-red-blue-red to
> the gaping mouths of spectators, rangers, and
> even us owners. Five shiny Amphicars on a
> warm day on the shore of a beautiful lake was
> a sight to warm any amphibian's heart... mine
> damn near boiled over in joy. Once the film crew
> arrived it was a maze of still photography and
> mini clips of each car's exterior, interior, and
> engines. Then the one on one interviews that
> seemed to drag on like that last hour before
> quitting time on a Friday night. We wanted
> desperately to swim... enough photos, enough
> interviews... time to film us in ACTION!!! I
> started the water activity with a 40 mph shore
> SPLASH entry! Then it was down the ramp
> one by one, total mayhem in the lake bouncing
> through each other's wakes, buzzing the shore,
> more interviews conducted in the water and
> the filming of our Amphi armada exiting the
> water going up the ramp. We started this fun
> around noon and it was nearing 5:00 PM when
> we finally settled down to refreshments, chips,
> sandwiches, and Steve & Connie's famous
> Amphicar cake (Steve please post a photo of
> your cake). I wish could I tell you, my fine
> finned friends, when the History Channel will
> air this episode of Modern Marvels, but sadly
> we don't yet know when it will be on TV. I
> will be notified before it is to play and I have
> been promised copies of the show and all the
> silly out-takes we made. I must say the film
> crew was really taken with our Amphis and
> they enjoyed our amphibious hospitality to
> no end. The sun was setting when we said
> our good-byes and the ride home was like
> any other ride in an Amphicar on a busy
> freeway in California... but that is another
> story entirely.
>
> Thanks to Steve, Paul, Pat, Dave, and their
> wives & girl friends and special guest Jim
> (who has promised to have his Amphi up
> and running on X-mas day... ). So glad
> you could all attend and help promote our
> joyous Amphicars. That was a very special
> day in my Amphi's life and mine.
>
> Be well, swim safe.
>
> Amphipoda
> `64 Turquoise
> San Diego, CA
>
>
 

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