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a_colo_native

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After refusing to join clubs of any type all my life, I ended up
joining this club. What was the difference?

The people, the attitude and the freedom to be.

I had a short conversation with a guy recently who is part of another
car club (Not Amphicar). He was very critical of any car that wasn't
his. Nitpicking other people's restorations, and basic self-
righteous, pretentious attitude. I was not impressed by him at all.
It only made me appreciate what we have here as unique in the
motoring world. It is not just cars. I know many other motorcycle
people around the world, most are cool, but some are very brand-
phobic. I like bikes of all kinds, my preferance is my HD. So no bike
club for me either.

In spite of the rare spats and misunderstandings that any group of
people is bound to experience, we love the Amphicar in all the
various incarnations and conditions. Nobody cares if you have a $50k
Gordon's resto or a Brown Wonder (still one of my favorite Amphis).
Each one is loved for what it is .... FUN! We have people who have
little money to work with doing the labor and we have millionaires
who have it done too, yet everybody is equal in Amphi's eyes.

I only hope that Hans realized that what he envisioned as an everyday
car has turned out to be an Ambassador of Laughter, fun and healing.

I went to my favorite lake Saturday eve at about 5PM cuz I was bored
and depressed about some recent events. I went up there alone and
before I knew it, I was surrounded again with the obligatory 20
questions which I still gladly answer for the 5000th time. I gave at
least 30 people rides and made several BIG entries (I turned down
about $100 in offerings). Once again I was invited to have a burger
and cocktail at their campsite. We had a great time, I met a bunch of
new friends and went home not so bored, smiling, and enjoying the top
down under the big Mars in the sky at 1 AM.


I thank you Hans for forever changing my life in way that just can
not be described in mere words.

John Bevins
 
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Marty & Caryl

Guest
Dittos, John,
Our Amphicar has become part of our family, like a favorite pet. Our
other vehicles cannot compare or give us anywhere near the same
enjoyment. The folks we meet and speak with in our club are the most
interesting vehicle related friends we have. Like John
says, "Amphicar people don't care what you do" and I'll add they all
appreciate a good story or two, unlike some (not all) of our other
group friends that think the more $$$$$$$ you have the better you are.
Marty in WI


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "a_colo_native" <minnow@a...>
wrote:
> After refusing to join clubs of any type all my life, I ended up
> joining this club. What was the difference?
>
> The people, the attitude and the freedom to be.
>
> I had a short conversation with a guy recently who is part of
another
> car club (Not Amphicar). He was very critical of any car that
wasn't
> his. Nitpicking other people's restorations, and basic self-
> righteous, pretentious attitude. I was not impressed by him at all.
> It only made me appreciate what we have here as unique in the
> motoring world. It is not just cars. I know many other motorcycle
> people around the world, most are cool, but some are very brand-
> phobic. I like bikes of all kinds, my preferance is my HD. So no
bike
> club for me either.
>
> In spite of the rare spats and misunderstandings that any group of
> people is bound to experience, we love the Amphicar in all the
> various incarnations and conditions. Nobody cares if you have a
$50k
> Gordon's resto or a Brown Wonder (still one of my favorite Amphis).
> Each one is loved for what it is .... FUN! We have people who have
> little money to work with doing the labor and we have millionaires
> who have it done too, yet everybody is equal in Amphi's eyes.
>
> I only hope that Hans realized that what he envisioned as an
everyday
> car has turned out to be an Ambassador of Laughter, fun and
healing.
>
> I went to my favorite lake Saturday eve at about 5PM cuz I was
bored
> and depressed about some recent events. I went up there alone and
> before I knew it, I was surrounded again with the obligatory 20
> questions which I still gladly answer for the 5000th time. I gave
at
> least 30 people rides and made several BIG entries (I turned down
> about $100 in offerings). Once again I was invited to have a burger
> and cocktail at their campsite. We had a great time, I met a bunch
of
> new friends and went home not so bored, smiling, and enjoying the
top
> down under the big Mars in the sky at 1 AM.
>
>
> I thank you Hans for forever changing my life in way that just can
> not be described in mere words.
>
> John Bevins
 
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