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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2008, 07:47:46 AM »
Was at a customers house yesterday doing a bid,and they suddenly blurted "hey you have one of those Eagles don't you!".Smiling I said yes, and they started rumaging through thier papers looking for "some article" they thought was great! I told them I had seen it, and was a member of the club.
This prompted a lengthy discussion, and a trip down to the shop to see it  :) .
 Not sure wich was the highlight, thier interest and attention to Eagles and AMC lore, or the contract I got :)
  Thanks again Doug, nice job!

ps: It was the Eagle that won.
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2008, 07:55:36 AM »
It's nice that some folks, besides us, noticed.
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2008, 08:17:40 AM »
That is amazing.  Not that you got the contract.  That they read and remembered the article.  Egg to you.
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2008, 09:16:52 PM »
nice man. i like the part about the corvette owners... panzies. jk lol
with his claws bearing the screaming eagle will prevale
im not buyist i own an AMC
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2008, 04:10:42 AM »
HEY Gang:

Just read the article by Mr. Shepard.

Brief, but nice. The last part about the "hail dimpling, like badges to thier tough old cars", brings me to tell about an accident I had back in September, this year.

I was stopped, getting ready to make a Left-Hand-Turn across traffic. Left signal ON.
Suddenly, I heard a car skidding and in my rear-view mirror, I see this mini-Blazer plow into my right rear-end.
A"sick feeling", for sure. This guy comes up to my door and asks, "Are you alright?" I said I was, unhitching my seat-belt, I got out and said, "How am I going to fix this thing?"

He told me he had Insurance. I said, "But, this is an '88!" I'm feeling real sick as I walk around to the rear....I just LOOKED! I could not beleive it...There wasn't any damage to my car! "WOW"!

He hit me at about 25 mph. I still can not beleive it. I looked at his car....

The front end was GONE. It was a 2005 Chevy Blazer. The whole front-end was non-existant. The bumper was hanging off to the left side, on the ground, both head-light modules were hanging out over the fenders, the grill, gone, hood was pushed back 6-8", left fender was smashed and buckling out over the left wheel, the rad support was pushed in on the fan. About $4200.00 damage. AND, he said, "the car was not his. It was his Step-Fathers."

I did get a 2" shallow smile on my bumper and a small scratch on my right tail-light lens. But, no damage. The first thing I did was see if the rear hatch opened. It did! Everything worked fine.

My Insurance gave me $846.50. I put it in the bank and a sticker over the smile. this summer, I'll touch-up the silver on my tail-light lens.

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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2008, 05:11:41 AM »
Yup, poor old PT's been rear ended several times... I think people just get lost in her beauty... Just Kidding!  LOL  She sure didn't sustain major damage.  I have a Bumper end cap that needs to be replaced in the rear... ad that's about it.  One of those time I got rear-ended I got back a couple grand!  (Well the guy that hit me went nuts and started punching my car)!!  That aggravation certainly doesn't show on the car!  They are indeed tough!

Doug, hadn't read this article until now!  Excellent job!  Now I'm gonna have to find it and put it in PT's little Eagle scrapbook!

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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2008, 07:06:23 AM »
Tough old birds is right. 
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2009, 09:05:45 PM »
All I can Say is Outstanding, good to get some exposure and maybe open a few eyes to a lot of potential. AMC cars are an affordable way to enter the collector car hobby, and some day they will be more appreciated by more people. Great Article!

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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2009, 09:12:18 PM »
Thanks again. 
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2011, 12:34:55 AM »
That is awesome Doug. 

As much as I hate to admit it, that kind of an article is too 'Few and Far Between'.  Actually, it's more then long overdue.
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2011, 06:25:35 AM »
I agree, we don't see good press that often, even when hindsight is involved.
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2011, 02:48:00 PM »
Doug, consider doing something with saving that article - It now asks me to log in, and I can't view it anymore.
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2011, 08:41:27 AM »
That is odd, both links worked for me and I am not a subscriber or registered user.  Have you tried it again?
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Re: March 9th, 2008 NY Times Article
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2011, 10:25:29 AM »
yup, it could be cookies.  but either way, it asks me to log in to view the page.  So I can't view it.  I've tried it several times since, and I'm not a registered user, or even gone to read the NY times before.
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