Small and sometimes pricey world

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Greg

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Wife and I got invited to a 5 course dinner at a very
exclusive and private country club so they could
auction a ride in our Amphi as well as a host of other
goodies. The auction was a fund raiser for
underpriveleged kids that we have donated rides for in
the past. They decided to do the good stuff, including
the Amphi, a $10,000 diamond bracelet, etc. in a live
instead of silent auction format during dinner
thinking that would generate more bids. And did it
ever. The high bid for a 20 minute ride in our Amphi
was $550!
Now for the small world part. When parking Amphi in
prominent spot in front of the club as directed, a
60ish gentleman comes over to talk to me and tell me
he remembers the cars from his younger days. I'm
thinking it's the same old story of seeing one on a
lake, etc. when he tells me that he was born and
raised in Germany in the town where the Amphicar
factory was. Turns out he is also a fairly prominent
artist and sculpture and Laurie and I ended up being
seated at the same table with him and his wife 40
years after he saw these cars rolling out of the
factory. Now that's a small world. You never know
where Amphi will get you admitted. Now if I could only
figure out how to afford the country club membership
which had a suggested value on the auction sheet of
$30,000- don't know whether that was annual or
lifetime but you know what they say, 'if you have to
ask....'
Greg Zinkosky (Michigan)

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Art Cole

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What citywas that Greg

Art Cole
Livonia, Mi


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From: Greg <G_Zink_us@yahoo.com>
Subj: [amphicar-lovers] Small and sometimes pricey world
Date: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:28 pm
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To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, paul.rasmussen@gm.com

Wife and I got invited to a 5 course dinner at a very
exclusive and private country club so they could
auction a ride in our Amphi as well as a host of other
goodies. The auction was a fund raiser for
underpriveleged kids that we have donated rides for in
the past. They decided to do the good stuff, including
the Amphi, a $10,000 diamond bracelet, etc. in a live
instead of silent auction format during dinner
thinking that would generate more bids. And did it
ever. The high bid for a 20 minute ride in our Amphi
was $550!
Now for the small world part. When parking Amphi in
prominent spot in front of the club as directed, a
60ish gentleman comes over to talk to me and tell me
he remembers the cars from his younger days. I'm
thinking it's the same old story of seeing one on a
lake, etc. when he tells me that he was born and
raised in Germany in the town where the Amphicar
factory was. Turns out he is also a fairly prominent
artist and sculpture and Laurie and I ended up being
seated at the same table with him and his wife 40
years after he saw these cars rolling out of the
factory. Now that's a small world. You never know
where Amphi will get you admitted. Now if I could only
figure out how to afford the country club membership
which had a suggested value on the auction sheet of
$30,000- don't know whether that was annual or
lifetime but you know what they say, 'if you have to
ask....'
Greg Zinkosky (Michigan)

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Greg

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--- Art Cole <artcole@cndcpa.com> wrote:

> What citywas that Greg

Hi Art,
Prestwick in Highland. At least one of the Detroit Red
Wings lives in the sub.
Greg



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Arthur R. Cole, CPA

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12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue">Thanks Greg. Take care.</span></font>
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<span style="font-weight:bold">From:</span> amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com] <span style="font-weight:bold">On
Behalf Of </span>
Greg

<span style="font-weight:bold">Sent:</span> Wednesday, August 31, 2005
12:55 PM

<span style="font-weight:bold">To:</span>
amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com

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Small and sometimes pricey world</span></font>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><tt><font size="2" face="Courier New"><span style="font-size:10.0pt">--- Art Cole <artcole@cndcpa.com> wrote:</span></font></tt><font size="2" face="Courier New"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">



<tt><font face="Courier New">> What citywas that Greg</font></tt>



<tt><font face="Courier New">Hi Art,</font></tt>

<tt><font face="Courier New">Prestwick in Highland. At least one of the Detroit
Red</font></tt>

<tt><font face="Courier New">Wings lives in the sub.</font></tt>

<tt><font face="Courier New">Greg</font></tt>







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