One man car show

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Ken Chambers, Jun 24, 2001.

  1. Ken Chambers

    Ken Chambers Guest

    Wow, what an attention magnet we have (as if you didn't already know that). I
    drove our Red '64 Amphi over to Santa Cruz yesterday to see the "Woodies on the
    Wharf" car show with my wife and young son. The slow crawl down the wharf
    with a line of cars gave the throngs of pedestrians a good opportunity to see
    and hear the Amphicar. We were lucky enough to find a parking spot on the wharf
    not far from the Woodies. Immediately we were surrounded. Everyone was talking
    Amphicar and wanted to get a closer look. As you well know, we're all quite
    used to the average small crowd of Amphicar curious people, but this was
    somewhat unexpected. I'm talking three deep at times to see the car. It was
    great fun
    answering everyone's questions, but after an hour I wanted to see the Woodies.
    So I popped in the navigation light, hung the Amphicar flag (thanks Marc and
    Elizabeth), and propped open the hood so everyone could get a look while we
    for a while.

    After returning from seeing the 150 or so great looking Woodies, the Amphicar
    was still drawing as much attention as before. In fact, much more attention
    than any single Woodie in the show. Had I had the foresight, I should have hung
    wood on the side and entered Amphi in the show. If one of the Woodie guys were
    smart, they could have put their number on the Amphi for votes.

    And then there was that placidly smooth Bay looking oh sooo inviting just below
    the huge wharf jam packed with car crazy people. Water, water everywhere but
    nary a place to sail.

    Ken Chambers, CA
    Still winding down from the attention high

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