New Amphi

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by G_Zink_us@yahoo.com, Mar 8, 2001.

  1. G_Zink_us@yahoo.com
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    I just wanted to reintroduce myself to the group since I am not
    listed on the "members list" of the club newsletter because I joined
    too late to make the list.
    I recently aquired a white '67 and probably have one of the shortest
    stories from time of first site to purchase. The first time I saw
    them in use was at last July's swim-in in Celina. I had heard a story
    on some local radio station about 2 days prior to the swim-in and
    since I was only about 3 hours away in Michigan I decide I and the
    family had to see these things. Since then it's been an almost
    constant search for a decent one for an amount that I could sell to
    the wife. It has really consumed me for the past 7 months and I have
    read every e-groups posting since then and have learned a lot from
    all of you.
    Thanks to Eric(yellow) who took pity on us in Celina and gave a
    family of 5(yes 6 of crowded in with the top up) a swim. My wife
    actually got the invite and it must have been like the old story of
    the nice looking woman hitch hiking- after the guy stops, thinking
    it's just the woman, the rest come out of the bushes. I don't think
    he had any idea what he was getting into. It was a thrill and we have
    showed many people the video.
    Apologies to everyone for standing on the dock between the two ramps
    and shamelessly putting my two year old up to asking everyone for a
    ride as you guys came out of the water knowing that, of course, I
    would have to acompany him if anyone took him up on it.
    I look forward to joining you at future swim-ins, this time with a
    car.
     
  2. Greg
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    Greg Guest

    I just realized that I forgot to include my name and
    address on the first posting.
    Greg Zinkosky
    Milford, Michigan
    email: G_Zink_us@Yahoo.com
    67 white


    --- G_Zink_us@yahoo.com wrote:
    > I just wanted to reintroduce myself to the group
    > since I am not
    > listed on the "members list" of the club newsletter
    > because I joined
    > too late to make the list.
    > I recently aquired a white '67 and probably have one
    > of the shortest
    > stories from time of first site to purchase. The
    > first time I saw
    > them in use was at last July's swim-in in Celina. I
    > had heard a story
    > on some local radio station about 2 days prior to
    > the swim-in and
    > since I was only about 3 hours away in Michigan I
    > decide I and the
    > family had to see these things. Since then it's been
    > an almost
    > constant search for a decent one for an amount that
    > I could sell to
    > the wife. It has really consumed me for the past 7
    > months and I have
    > read every e-groups posting since then and have
    > learned a lot from
    > all of you.
    > Thanks to Eric(yellow) who took pity on us in Celina
    > and gave a
    > family of 5(yes 6 of crowded in with the top up) a
    > swim. My wife
    > actually got the invite and it must have been like
    > the old story of
    > the nice looking woman hitch hiking- after the guy
    > stops, thinking
    > it's just the woman, the rest come out of the
    > bushes. I don't think
    > he had any idea what he was getting into. It was a
    > thrill and we have
    > showed many people the video.
    > Apologies to everyone for standing on the dock
    > between the two ramps
    > and shamelessly putting my two year old up to asking
    > everyone for a
    > ride as you guys came out of the water knowing that,
    > of course, I
    > would have to acompany him if anyone took him up on
    > it.
    > I look forward to joining you at future swim-ins,
    > this time with a
    > car.
    >
    >
     
  3. Good morning Greg, nice note of getting rides in Celina, we were at
    Celina last year also and were Amphiless then too, we did however
    purchase one very soon after returning home. My wife, 2 little girls
    and myself put many miles, land and water on it before winter set in,
    it was the most fun we've had ever. We met many other great Amphi
    people last year and hundreds of curious on lookers at different
    places we put in.
    Are you coming to Celina this year?
    Marty & Caryl
    '64 Turq
    BUOYANT in WI

    --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Greg <G_Zink_us@y...> wrote:
    > I just realized that I forgot to include my name and
    > address on the first posting.
    > Greg Zinkosky
    > Milford, Michigan
    > email: G_Zink_us@Y...
    > 67 white
    >
    >
    > --- G_Zink_us@y... wrote:
    > > I just wanted to reintroduce myself to the group
    > > since I am not
    > > listed on the "members list" of the club newsletter
    > > because I joined
    > > too late to make the list.
    > > I recently aquired a white '67 and probably have one
    > > of the shortest
    > > stories from time of first site to purchase. The
    > > first time I saw
    > > them in use was at last July's swim-in in Celina. I
    > > had heard a story
    > > on some local radio station about 2 days prior to
    > > the swim-in and
    > > since I was only about 3 hours away in Michigan I
    > > decide I and the
    > > family had to see these things. Since then it's been
    > > an almost
    > > constant search for a decent one for an amount that
    > > I could sell to
    > > the wife. It has really consumed me for the past 7
    > > months and I have
    > > read every e-groups posting since then and have
    > > learned a lot from
    > > all of you.
    > > Thanks to Eric(yellow) who took pity on us in Celina
    > > and gave a
    > > family of 5(yes 6 of crowded in with the top up) a
    > > swim. My wife
    > > actually got the invite and it must have been like
    > > the old story of
    > > the nice looking woman hitch hiking- after the guy
    > > stops, thinking
    > > it's just the woman, the rest come out of the
    > > bushes. I don't think
    > > he had any idea what he was getting into. It was a
    > > thrill and we have
    > > showed many people the video.
    > > Apologies to everyone for standing on the dock
    > > between the two ramps
    > > and shamelessly putting my two year old up to asking
    > > everyone for a
    > > ride as you guys came out of the water knowing that,
    > > of course, I
    > > would have to acompany him if anyone took him up on
    > > it.
    > > I look forward to joining you at future swim-ins,
    > > this time with a
    > > car.
    > >
    > >
     
  4. Marc Schlemmer
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    Welcome Greg! Glad to have you with us!
    I may be able to beat your "shortest time to buy" story tho. It was late
    summer of '97 before I even knew what an Amphicar was...and by October 1st I
    had one. I casually looked at one nearby, then drove to Roger Sallee's in
    MO. We took a ride in one of his cars, and I bought another one he had that
    was in the body shop. It came home in pieces, and by December it was on the
    road. May of '98 we took our first test dip, and by July we headed to Lake
    George, New York for the 5th Amphicar Club Swim In.
    We haven't stopped since!

    Enjoy your new Amphicar lifestyle!
    Marc Schlemmer
     
  5. Greg
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    Greg Guest

    Re: RE: New Amphi

    Marc,
    Thanks for the encouragement. It'll be great to show
    my family that there are other people out there who
    were even more determined to get one than I. Actually,
    I have a great and understanding wife who balked at
    the price and didn't want me to spend a fortune but
    she never tried to talk me out of it and didn't
    complain about wasting 3-4 days traveling to get it
    and trailer it back.

    Greg Zinkosky
    white '67

    --- Marc Schlemmer <mschlem@amphicar.net> wrote:
    > Welcome Greg! Glad to have you with us!
    > I may be able to beat your "shortest time to buy"
    > story tho. It was late
    > summer of '97 before I even knew what an Amphicar
    > was...and by October 1st I
    > had one. I casually looked at one nearby, then
    > drove to Roger Sallee's in
    > MO. We took a ride in one of his cars, and I bought
    > another one he had that
    > was in the body shop. It came home in pieces, and
    > by December it was on the
    > road. May of '98 we took our first test dip, and by
    > July we headed to Lake
    > George, New York for the 5th Amphicar Club Swim In.
    > We haven't stopped since!
    >
    > Enjoy your new Amphicar lifestyle!
    > Marc Schlemmer
    >
    >
     
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