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Old 2nd May 2012, 09:39   #76
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Originally Posted by awini View Post
Believe it or not, iv actually done the classic vw "got a spare engine in the back" gag and anamit sen is a witness. It happened at one of the hmci rally flag offs at the meredien. One of those clueless young girls with a news channel wanted to photograph the engine pointed to the front. So i casually opened it and she was shocked to find it missing. So i told her it was in for repairs and i was using the "stepney" engine for a while, all old vws came with two engines because they were used in places like remote africa and a breakdown there would mean certain death. For a moment she actually believed it!
That is indeed funny !
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Originally Posted by KartikeyaL View Post
IMHO, why should we try to keep the critics off ?
We should all remember and thank our stars that not many people
are petrol heads like most of us.

Imagine, if every Tom, Dick and Harry, knew the value of these cars
and was passionaite about them, would we be able to get these
priceless cars for ourselves ? What would have happened to the
already soaring prices ?

I think our community is strong enough to take care of these jewels,
and though there is definately a need for awareness, too much hype can kill the joy too.

Let the sleeping Dogs lie !!
fully, with the kind of prices that are already prevailing in the market, with more awareness, the prices would go crazier. And to think of someone buying a mustang or a karmann ghia just for the heck of it, now that would be really sad
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