Yesterday’s comments of note
A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“I’m the one who dreamed up the Miami to Monterey scheme. All the drivers bonded with the car over time – the fact that it actually got them anywhere caused them to be so appreciative!
Luke Chennell took it under his wing at McPherson and essentially chucked all the grounds on the car. He also had the removable rear window fabricated.
I had the four helicopter air vents installed and they make a huge difference in cockpit airflow.
When we finally got it to a great VW shop here…”
“When I bought my Avant in 2001, the sales person (someone I’d known for a while) offered to deliver it to me a few towns over from the dealership.
On the appointed day and time, I’m waiting in the parking lot of my local grocery store, beside myself with excitement, when in rolls this gorgeous, menacing looking silver Avant.
The car comes to a stop, the window comes down, and the person driving says:
“Are you [name]?”
“Uh, no. I’m [name].”
“Ah. Well Sean is right behind me…”
“I was the suspension development engineer on this vehicle program, which included both the pickup and SUV versions of the ZR2, the ZQ8 sport handling suspension, and all the other variants of this vehicle line. These are really excellent vehicles, and I think in many ways set the standard for the compact truck and compact SUV market place in its day. The ZR2 package was, in my opinion, the best factory off road package available at the time. Much of the suspension development was done in the…”
“Thanks for bringing back the old days. I worked at Richard Buick for 14 years until it closed. I was the shop foreman and worked on all the T-Type,Grand Nationals & the GNX Regals. That is my hand writing on the yellow repair invoices from Richard Buick. They were fun cars to play with. Nice to see this one is still around.”
“@bhill – funny you mentioned the GTI/911 comparison.
In the mid and late 1980’s the 2 cars I owned were a Porsche ’74 SC, and an ’84 GTI. Both tons of fun, but in different ways.
I loaned the 911 to an ex-boyfriend (he raced 2 stroke carts) to drive to spectate a race at Mid-Ohio, I drove the GTI with the current boyfriend as passenger. I left earlier from south of Dayton, running north on St Rt 42, while Bill was playing catch-up after leaving later.
He caught up to me north of Delaware,…”
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November 10, 2018 at 07:03PM