Message from a new member/swimmer

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Forwarded message below from new member (May 2005) and very
new swimmer Ray Hornsby. Can you tell he is a happy amphibian?
Be well, swim safe.
Amphipoda

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Hello fellow amphiers,

Where do I begin? Let me start at the beginning. I enjoy unique
things...doesn't necessarily have to be a car or mechanical however
since 1996 I began collecting cars, and have owned everything from an
Isetta (Bubble Car) to a 1925 Model A, VW Things, Nash Metropolitan,
well you get the picture.

Then a funny thing happened, while watching Pontiac Moon, I saw a car
I had forgotten about. Although I had seen one before this car
jumped out at me....and I feel in love with the uniqueness of it. So
began my quest. When I began looking I was only looking for a good
example of the car....and of course that took me to the Internet...I
found a Museum in South Dakota with an amphi and guess what? It was
actually used in the movie Pontiac Moon, needless to say I was hooked.

Well I negotiated with the folks at Performance Car Museum and we
struck a deal. Of course I was excited to now be the owner of an
Amphi...Now what? I got the Amphi along with lots of Movie
Memorabilia including a beauty of a poster framed, and an actual
newspaper used in the movie. I drove the car very little for the
first year and decided to send it to New Jersey to Billy Syx for
restoration. A few years later and a few bucks past... I got the car
back earlier this year...My garage sports the actual display signs
from Performance along with the poster, the Framed NewsPaper and a
DVD/Television which Plays Pontiac Moon constantly. (Am I a Freak or
what?)

Now I told you all of this to tell you this. July 3rd 2005 WE
SWAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scary, exhilarating, heart thumping FUN!!!!!! I am hooked. I have
several photos I am sending along with this email. (Pardon for being
so large.....but I was not using the camera to make the necessary
adjustments.) I have never posted on any site, but for the past 5
years I have been reading this type of testament wondering about
these people, but now I know. I have never been so carried away in
my life.
Fellow boaters were just astonished when we took off into the water,
my 80 year old Mom and my wife and my 15 year old son.

My entire family waited patiently as I ferried each one out into the
lake and back to the landing. I called Billy today to tell him how
much fun we had, I can't wait to go back.

Ray Hornsby
Anniston, Alabama
 
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