New Amphi

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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.
 
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Greg

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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.
>
>
 
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martyandcaryl@charter.net

Guest
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.
> >
> >
 
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Marc Schlemmer

Guest
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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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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