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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpnjim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/06/2014 at 9:11am

Thank you for posting this!


That was a brutally hot weekend, and obviously not everyone there was looking for 

a social-political message,

but even still Mr Romney was a fantastically interesting person to meet and speak with.

We ran into him after his speech and his message and perspective delivered one on one came through as an honest, caring man, past his political prime who just wanted better things for this country.

I'll leave it at that, because most clicking this thread aren't looking for a social-political message either.


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Mr. Romney had a lot of common sense and probably would have made a good president.  I'm not a religious man-- which Romney obviously was-- and do not subscribe to the notion that religion and morals are mutually exclusive, but if a common-sense man like Romney can keep his religion separate from his politics, he'll get my vote.

The problem with sensible people like George Romney though is that they are often sensible to a fault.  Like Henry Ford, I think Romney failed to see that people often want something more than cheap, practical transportation.  He was smart enough that he probably would have adapted, but I don't think you'd have ever seen something like the Mustang originate under a company run by George Romney.  He deserves credit for the '63 Classic and probably the '64 American, which were attractive, competitive and successful vehicles, but a company cannot profit solely on low-priced products.





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Originally posted by ronte ronte wrote:

<span ="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 1px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 1px; ">George Romney speaking in Denver, PA meet in 1994.  I enjoyed the talk a lot!  The show too!  </span>
<font ="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span ="Apple-style-span" style="-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 1px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 1px;">It was a three club meet.  AMCRC, NAMDRA and AMO.  Drag Racing on Sunday!
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<font ="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span ="Apple-style-span" style="-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 1px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 1px;">How could that be twenty years ago?</span>


I remember that show in Denver    they had the sc/hurst ramblers all parked together by the fence when you come into the show floor

ahhhhhhhhhhh memories   
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Originally posted by amcglass amcglass wrote:



I remember that show in Denver    they had the sc/hurst ramblers all parked together by the fence when you come into the show floor

ahhhhhhhhhhh memories   


To "picture" that memory, go to this thread link:

   http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233_page4.html
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Does anyone have a photo of the missing banner(s)?
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I was there too. I couldn't sit through that speech in person 20 years ago, I don't think I could sit through it now on video either. I've never been much on speakers, even when I am interested in what they have to say.


My best memory of that show were two things... The parts at that show were pretty good, both sales and purchases.
The other memory was having breakfast in Zinn's diner with my Father in the booth right next to the booth that David Simon was in. We were eaves dropping in on his conversation with someone (can't remember who) and he was bad mouthing my father for his involvement in the AMC hobby, just about the whole time we were sitting there. The irony was, David had never met my father and didn't know who he was but he had a lot to say about him. We had more laughs that morning than I can remember, and to this day still talk about it and get a good laugh.

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Originally posted by maynardk maynardk wrote:

Does anyone have a photo of the missing banner(s)?


I did a quick look back through some archives. I don't think I have photos, but somewhere I think I do have the original sketches of the ideas. A fellow club member had hand painted the banners. They were similar in theme as the back of the T-shirt design (see below, the bottom colored image - it was a takeoff of the Amish buggy / SC/Rambler). I know the one had the PA Dutch words: Offen der Gas (off the gas) and something else about arriving.

If I find my original artwork file as I go through things I will post what I have, but I know that I don't have photos of the displayed banners - but I am sure someone out there did, as they were popular and very unique for the event. I was very disappointed that they were taken. Being stolen, they really can't be displayed publicly nor resold without being found out as the thief, not sure how that brings any satisfaction.

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Originally posted by CamJam CamJam wrote:


The problem with sensible people like George Romney though is that they are often sensible to a fault.  Like Henry Ford, I think Romney failed to see that people often want something more than cheap, practical transportation.  He was smart enough that he probably would have adapted, but I don't think you'd have ever seen something like the Mustang originate under a company run by George Romney.  He deserves credit for the '63 Classic and probably the '64 American, which were attractive, competitive and successful vehicles, but a company cannot profit solely on low-priced products.


You may have a point in that, but Mr. Romney seemed to be a foreward-thinking man.  How many times did he refer to the Rambler as 'the car of the future'?  While I don't think he'd have had the forethought to originate an idea like the Mustang, I get the impression that he was an intelligent man smart enough to see the writing on the wall and identify the market for sporty, compact cars. If Mr. Romney had continued with AMC, we might have gotten the Tarpon instead of the Marlin.  The Tarpon would've shared numerous components with the other production cars, thereby keeping costs down but still remaining competitive in the marketplace.
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excellent information. thanks!
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