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I did not know that. Never mind.

Guy 1 tells his friend he got a new hearing aid and can hear perfectly again.

Guy 2 says..." Great. What kind is it?"

Guy 1 says..." its exactly 10:15 am."

I rest my case.

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Well gentlemen, another show today, another 1st in class.

That's 4 for 4!

Avanti's be representing.

This time I was in "Special Interest" class.

Lots of questions, lots of corrections, and lots of comments, as usual.

At the awards ceremony I heard..." First in class in 'Special Interest', that beautiful chocolate brown 1979 Avanti."

Just what I wanted to hear.

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Seems that I just cant not continue to improve #2897, or make it personal at least.

Today I fabricated a pair of Lexan headlight covers, mounting tabs and all.

So well integrated they practically disappear.

Easily removable when needed.

Heard from my upholstery guy too.

Seems that to recover the front seats, rebuild the seat foam, upper door panels, front armrests, center console,

and rear seat in matching top grade leather will run $6,300 to $6,500 depending on.

Although the existing leather is in sad condition, I'm concerned with loosing the "originality"

and headed down that road to restoration.

Where to stop.

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Got the car out today and filled it up.

Disappointed to get only 13.75 mpg. 247 miles and 18 gallons.

A lot less than expected.

That's about 275 miles per tank.

Still exciting to drive anyway.

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I had my '70 in a show today (received a 3rd place). A fellow was looking at the car and turned to me and said "It's been a long time since I've had sex with a car. Can I have a moment with yours?"

When I got home and told my wife about it, I thought she was going to fall on the floor laughing.

Gunny, seems we are on a big roll. At the Keels & Wheels Concourse d'Elegance (Houston) my old 75 won the American Muscle Car class. There were many cars from all over USA at this calibre show with the Shelby, 442, GTO, Super Bee, etc owners wondering how an Avanti won ?!

Joe

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Let them wonder! Your car was selected by the judges. "Nuff said.

Isn't it about time our chosen make gets the recognition they deserve?

And by definition is your '75 not an "American Muscle Car"?

Congrats again!

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I took my '70 to a car show this past Sunday...about 125 cars were displayed. My Avanti received a "Top 65" award...though with so many trophies it wasn't difficult to get one. The best part was the number of compliments from people...a number actually thanked me for bringing it since it's been so long since they even remembered there had ever been an Avanti much less seeing one in the "flesh".

Trophies have little meaning to me, though I do appreciate the firsts each of my cars received at Dover last year. The people I've met at shows and talked Avantis and cars in general mean far more. I feel if I can interest one person into eventually purchasing an Avanti...either restored or as their own project and therefore saving one, then my job will be done.

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Well said Gunslinger.

I take #2897 out to show it off and garner the attention the car brings, and to talk cars with many different types of people.

I really enjoy driving to and from the shows and cruises just to have someplace to go show it off.

It's about the journey, not the destination.

Should mine take an award Is icing on the cake but not the main reason for participating.

I let those in charge make whatever decision they want for whatever their reasoning might be.

So far mine has won 4 out of 4 Firsts in Class awards.

Who am I to argue with them?

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Don't dislocate your shoulder patting yourself on the back! :D It does feel good though after all the effort to make and keep the car in winning condition.

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Too much? Got it.

I'm as proud of this car as any I have owned with only a very few exceptions.

I get carried away.

One of my car friends accused me of being "A Trophy Whore".

Just for the record, I'm easy, but not cheap.

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One of my car friends accused me of being "A Trophy Whore".

Just for the record, I'm easy, but not cheap.

So what's the problem with that? If you've got it, flaunt it. It's all good for the marque. Congrats :D Bob

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