• All, You may notice that the site looks a bit different. This evening I performed a major software update which improves some things and has the opposite effect on some others. The old software version will no longer be supported so it was not really a choice. One down-side is that the new release breaks most of the Add-Ins and style sheets which will have to be reinstalled (and repurchased in many cases). The biggest loss is that the feature to receive all new posts by email is no longer supported. I will likely implement another option which will let users subscribe to either a daily or weekly digest. You will notice enhanced support for attachments, ability to bookmark posts and a more mobile friendly experience. If you do discover something that is not working as it should, please let me know. I did have to switch to some new anti-spam components and am keeping fingers crossed that they are as effective as the old ones without blocking legitimate users. Keeping the balance is kind of like trying to design a car that both drives and swims! Thanks, Mike

Marine Lights & Integrity


Mike Israel

It was very disheartening to hear about Eric's Marine
light. Since I was not at Celina I do not know how or
where cars were parked but perhaps someone will recall
seeing somebody "working" on that particular vehicle.

While it is a sad statement on society, do keep in
mind that the perpetrator does not represent the
typical Amphi owner. For every action such as this I
can think of many more folks coming to the aid of
other owners or just doing the right thing. Some

1) When my car came back from East Coast Amphi I
noticed that the light pole was missing. Billy Syx
looked all over his shop and could not locate it.
Presumably someone had taken it as a souvenier. A few
days later a new light pole arrived at my house from
Gordon Imports. Bill simply took it upon himself to
replace it on his own.

2) When I was having trouble removing my steering
wheel, Mike Echeman promptly mailed me his wheel

3) A few years ago, when the list was hosted on a
service that had a significant annual fee, I asked for
contributions to help keep the list alive. Within a
week I had a mailbox full of donations.

The person that pulled this heist should indeed be
keelhualed at next years convention. I can tell you
that, if identified, the perpetrator shall be added to
the banned members of the list.

Still, we should not fall victim to reductionist
reasoning, whereby this person comes to represent the
typical Ampicar owner. Indeed, most car shows I have
participated in hand exhibitors a lengthy disclaimer
of liability. The fact that Bill, and I presume other
board members, are offering to replace the light if
not returned truly speaks to the integrity of the club
and the average owner.

Mike Israel
65 Amphi (white)
List/Digest Admin


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