Introduction, pics of first Amphicar ride/swim

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Eric Elliott

Guest
Hello!

I just joined this group, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I have had a
curiousity about
Amphicars for years. I am a Corvair owner, so I have a thing for quirky,
rear-engined cars.
:)

Last month, I attended the Lake Afton All-Wheels Show in Wichita, KS, and I
spotted a
really nice Amphicar at the show. I asked the owner if he ever took it out on
the lake, and
he said "sure." I asked him if he was going to take it out that day, and he says
he was. I
wanted to get some pictures of it, so I asked him when he was going to take it
out. He
smiled and said "how about now?" and told me and my companion to get in. It was
my first
ride/swim in an Amphicar, and it hooked me!

So, I'm not in a position right now to own one, as I need to finish the
restoration of my
Corvair first, and I certainly don't need another project car now. But, I wanted
to join this
group so I could start learning all I can about the Amphicar.

For anyone who is interested, I posted a photo album of my first Amphicar ride
in my
Motortopia garage here:

http://www.motortopia.com/album/ssp/p/cars/a/1/i/cruising_the_amphicar

I also wrote a brief journal entry about it here:

http://www.motortopia.com/journal/view/t/garage/j/3/i/driving_in_the_lake

And, if the owner of that Amphicar happens to be on this list, THANK YOU for the
ride!!!!

- Eric, future Amphicar owner
Check out my garage at:
http://www.motortopia.com/corsa/cars
 
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Mike and Glenda Bayman

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Eric Elliott"
<ericelliott@...> wrote:
>
> Hello!
>
> I just joined this group, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I
have had a curiousity about
> Amphicars for years. I am a Corvair owner, so I have a thing for
quirky, rear-engined cars.
> :)
>
Eric,
I to have a thing for those rear engine chevys I still own a few
and drive my 63 monza conv. to shows. We also have a past president
of a large citys (unnamed) corvair club and he also owns an
Amphicar. So don't be surprized of the natural love for these little
german cars (They are a blast). Just keep up the work on the corvair
and finish it then look for an amphi in your price range.
Mike Bayman
(vaircrazy)
 
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Eric Elliott

Guest
Hi Mike,

Yeah, I have a thing for German cars too (first car was a 1973 Opel GT, now I
own two
Porsches and a BMW) so I can see where I will be DOUBLY infected by the
Amphicar... rear-
engined and German.

- Eric
Check out my Motortopia garage at http://www.motortopia.com/corsa/cars



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Mike and Glenda Bayman" <bayman4@...>
wrote:
> >
> Eric,
> I to have a thing for those rear engine chevys I still own a few
> and drive my 63 monza conv. to shows. We also have a past president
> of a large citys (unnamed) corvair club and he also owns an
> Amphicar. So don't be surprized of the natural love for these little
> german cars (They are a blast). Just keep up the work on the corvair
> and finish it then look for an amphi in your price range.
> Mike Bayman
> (vaircrazy)
>
 
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