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Old 03-30-2017, 03:20 PM
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Had both of my drivers in the annual Apache Wells car show in Mesa this past Saturday. Falcon Field airport across the street also had their annual car show at the same time, so the field of cars was divided. The AW one still drew over 160 cars. The only hardware I won was a sunburn, but they only had first place plaques for multiple classes.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:12 PM
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Good to see that you got the car out to a show. Sad to say that unfortunately, many people don't care about Professional Cars, and even more don't like hearses specifically. I have been to cruises with my ambulance, and parked next to another car, that the owner will suddenly without any reason, start his car and move to another space. I can only assume that it is because the ambulance makes them uncomfortable. I believe that many people subconsciously associate our vehicles with events in their lives that they would prefer to forget. They never get to learn about the craftsmanship that goes into the building of a Professional Car, but will crowd around a lead sled in the next row, and marvel at the work and craftsmanship that went into creating that vehicle.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:22 PM
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Good to see that you got the car out to a show. Sad to say that unfortunately, many people don't care about Professional Cars, and even more don't like hearses specifically. I have been to cruises with my ambulance, and parked next to another car, that the owner will suddenly without any reason, start his car and move to another space. I can only assume that it is because the ambulance makes them uncomfortable. I believe that many people subconsciously associate our vehicles with events in their lives that they would prefer to forget. They never get to learn about the craftsmanship that goes into the building of a Professional Car, but will crowd around a lead sled in the next row, and marvel at the work and craftsmanship that went into creating that vehicle.
So very true....
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:40 PM
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Interesting observation, Paul. Throughout the day, my Malibu drew much more attention than the Olds, which really surprised me.
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Well Terry, it's a beautiful Malibu! The Olds is great too!
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......... but the Malibu is so incredibly common! Most people are like a bunch of sheep.... just a bunch of followers!
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Good to see that you got the car out to a show. Sad to say that unfortunately, many people don't care about Professional Cars, and even more don't like hearses specifically. I have been to cruises with my ambulance, and parked next to another car, that the owner will suddenly without any reason, start his car and move to another space. I can only assume that it is because the ambulance makes them uncomfortable. I believe that many people subconsciously associate our vehicles with events in their lives that they would prefer to forget. They never get to learn about the craftsmanship that goes into the building of a Professional Car, but will crowd around a lead sled in the next row, and marvel at the work and craftsmanship that went into creating that vehicle.
They're probably just thinking "No one's gonna look at my car with this beauty parked next to it."
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Martin you are so right we are too polite,when choosing places for our countries we naturally said "No you go ahead and choose were you want the USA and we will settle for what's left".
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OK... enough of this Canada vs. United States bashing. You Canadians had your chance to become part of the United States in 1775 & the War of 1812. Too late now!!!
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Good to see that you got the car out to a show. Sad to say that unfortunately, many people don't care about Professional Cars, and even more don't like hearses specifically. I have been to cruises with my ambulance, and parked next to another car, that the owner will suddenly without any reason, start his car and move to another space. I can only assume that it is because the ambulance makes them uncomfortable. I believe that many people subconsciously associate our vehicles with events in their lives that they would prefer to forget. They never get to learn about the craftsmanship that goes into the building of a Professional Car, but will crowd around a lead sled in the next row, and marvel at the work and craftsmanship that went into creating that vehicle.
Maybe it's not your car, Paul???
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