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www.amph.67@juno.com

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I to drive above the 55 mph, it's either that or get
pushed off the road by the other "nut cases"

Using the P A turnpike your ass better move or the
18 wheelers windage will push you right over at 70+!!!

I try to hold 55/60 for consecrative driving. N J garden
state pkwy also speed demons.

Beautiful day's, 70's +. more trips to the Delaware
river for more cruising. Very dirty from recent storms.
Huge logs and branches in river. Love this weather.
Enjoy, Pete from Philly.
 
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WB6WSN

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----- Original Message -----
From: www.amph.67@juno.com
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 12:25 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] speed



I to drive above the 55 mph, it's either that or get
pushed off the road by the other "nut cases"

Using the P A turnpike your ass better move or the
18 wheelers windage will push you right over at 70+!!!

I try to hold 55/60 for consecrative driving. N J garden
state pkwy also speed demons.

Beautiful day's, 70's +. more trips to the Delaware
river for more cruising. Very dirty from recent storms.
Huge logs and branches in river. Love this weather.
Enjoy, Pete from Philly.

Just a word about my original post, where I tossed off a description of an Amphi
driver possibly being a "nutcase" for topping the 70 MPH mark. I hope I didn't
offend any of our speedy adventurers; my choice of "nutcase" was in the most
respectful sense!

Currently, my Rust Guppy doesn't even roll, so I lack credentials for estimating
top speed. However, I did own an Amphi (a white 65), way back in 1968, in
Chicago. My memory of those Midwest concrete highways, with their tar-strip
expansion joints, gives me a vivid memory of my old Amphi's tendency to break
into a fore/aft pitching oscillation when you hit the right combination of speed
and strip spacing.

Maybe I've become an old fudd, but to me, ideal convertible speed is around 35
MPH (and should I also say 4 knots?). Any faster, and the wind & engine noise
detracts from the open experience.

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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John Friese

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> Maybe I've become an old fudd, but to me, ideal convertible speed is
around 35 MPH (and should I also say 4 knots?). Any faster, and the
wind & engine noise detracts from the open experience.
>
> Ed
> El Cajon
> 67 Rust Guppy

Ed,
Maybe you are becoming an old fudd :)but hey, we're the same age and
I drive at 70+ MPH on the freeways. I do agree though that
convertibles are a more pleasant experience at lower speeds. I don't
dare drive slower on the freeways though because, as you know, drivers
out here change tires at 55 MPH.

John Friese
Santa Barbara
White 67
Red 67
 
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WB6WSN

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----- Original Message -----
From: www.amph.67@juno.com
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 12:25 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] speed



I to drive above the 55 mph, it's either that or get
pushed off the road by the other "nut cases"

Using the P A turnpike your ass better move or the
18 wheelers windage will push you right over at 70+!!!

I try to hold 55/60 for consecrative driving. N J garden
state pkwy also speed demons.

Beautiful day's, 70's +. more trips to the Delaware
river for more cruising. Very dirty from recent storms.
Huge logs and branches in river. Love this weather.
Enjoy, Pete from Philly.

The driving habits of the people around Harrisburg PA have always astounded me.
Despite the PA Turnpike, they somehow see an imaginary stop sign at the bottom
of a freeway entrance ramp. They drive down that ramp, and often come to a full
stop while waiting for a break in the traffic flow. Locals driving along the
freeway don't speed up or slow down or move over a lane, because they know the
merging car is gonna stop anyway. Amazing that their population hasn't been
decimated by out-of-state truckers!

My experiences on the Garden State Parkway, where you get to toss a few quarters
every few miles, is that the locals don't like to accept errors. It was a common
sight to see somebody backing up on an incorrectly selected exit ramp, or
backing up to reach an accidently missed ramp. Heaven forbid that they should
have to drive one exit further, and pay an extra buck!

BTW, now that I'm not there anymore, I realize that Chicago drivers will
tolerate only the shortest interval between cars on a freeway. Lag a few
car-lengths on the Kennedy or the Ryan, and somebody will fill that gap for you.
It's always easy to read bumper stickers there!

While I'm on a roll, I'll vote that Boston has the greatest lack of signage I've
ever encountered. Once, I drove all the way from Boston to Concord, looking for
Route 2. I was already on it! And the cross-streets are marked with vertical
concrete posts, with black ink lettering. Try reading those in the rain!

New York City leads in last-minute freeway lane-changes. I think this comes from
a general lack of "progressive" signage (like where a sign warns an exit is 1
mile ahead, and then the next sign tells you it is 1/2 mile ahead. etc), and
that their older design freeways often have both left and right exit ramps. If
you don't know for sure where your exit ramp will be, then the best policy is to
stay in the middle so that you can dive off either left or right as you come up
on the exit. That explains a lot of strange high-speed maneuvers. OTOH, the
local drivers bring the best of their driving habits with them from Mogadishu,
Kabul, Manila and Bucharest. If only one style could prevail, you might have a
decent chance.

So where's the most frightening US driving location? I say the retirement
communities around Tampa! So let's all close this highly personal set of
observations with a silent prayer for Tommy!

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy



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nelson625@aol.com

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Ed-
I thought I was one of the few who found fault with the geniuses in the
highway signage departments. E.g. - letting one know at the last minute and
sometimes when it is too late - whether the on ramp will be from the left or
the
right lane. Vic "Splash" Nelson


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<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 4/15/2007 9:19:17 AM Central Daylight Time, dmd@essex1.com writes:



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David Derer

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Shop estimates are now coming in. On top of lack of service Barrett
also gets a month of interest free loans. So still waiting on a check.
Contractor is scheduled to come out next week. 40x72 building will
hopefully be ordered soon. On cars You never know unless You ask. I am
still unwinding from event. I think I will put some three dollar gas in
motorhome and just rev it up.*** almost forgot ,there may be an
interesting Amphicar adventure/ documentary/reality show, may start
filming soon. Later Dave the Wave
 
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David Derer

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Shop estimates are now coming in. On top of lack of service Barrett
also gets a month of interest free loans. So still waiting on a check.
Contractor is scheduled to come out next week. 40x72 building will
hopefully be ordered soon. On cars You never know unless You ask. I am
still unwinding from event. I think I will put some three dollar gas in
motorhome and just rev it up.*** almost forgot ,there may be an
interesting Amphicar adventure/ documentary/reality show, may start
filming soon. Later Dave the Wave
 
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