[DML] Re: Car Show/John's Memory
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[DML] Re: Car Show/John's Memory



Congratulations on winning 1st place at the show, Tom!   I have also 
been thinking how, in my own way, I can honor John's vision and 
dream.   So when 1510 arrives from Houston, it will have AZ plates 
that say "THX JZD".   I think that says it all.

Christian Jarzab


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Tom Watkins <outatime81@xxxx> wrote:
> Well, I finally did it.  I got 1st place in what is
> now the biggest car show in Maine last Sunday  VIP
> auto parts sponsored "Show, Shine and Drag" at the
> Oxford Plains speedway.
> 
> I entered in the "British" car division, much to the
> confusion of one of the Mini Cooper owners.  I had to
> explain to him why there is the British
> connection....anyway, I usually only 3rd or 2nd place
> or nothing as in last year.
> 
> This year was very interesting....not one joke about
> cocaine, not one nasty comment about John's arrest, no
> digs at all.  I was very surprised by the genuine
> interest in the car and the number of people who knew
> about his  passing.  Lots of comments like "he
> certainly had a vision"  "too bad the Big 3 tried to
> squash him" etc...
> 
> On the front windsheild I had a framed picture of JZD
> that one of you created with smaller pic around it and
> his birth/death date.  People were very respectful not
> to say any shit about him which was really nice.  
> 
> It was also nice not to have to defend him as in past
> years.  I can only guess that the news of his passing
> and reports gave people a better understanding of his
> legacy.
> 
> Anyway it was great to beat out the 2 MG's and the 3
> Mini-Coopers (one new one and 2 older ones)...Victory
> at last.  I supposed it also helped that I had
> numerous BTTF props in the car for a "taste" of the
> BTTF car...Time Circuit, plutonium guages, flux
> capacitor and a full sized Mr Fusion with accurate
> base and lid.  It really added to the overall
> presentation and drew people over to look, especially
> the kids.
> 
> I hope this new attitude with the public wasn't a
> fluke.  Boy, what a thing it would be if his memory is
> really going to be honored with the public re-thinking
> his contribution to the auto industry and not
> re-hashing what they "think" they know to be true.
> 
> Tom Watkins
> #005732
> 
> 
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