A few weeks ago, the publisher of our local weekly wrote about being in Colorado and driving the Trail Ridge Road. I sent him a photo taken on the 2007 Rocky Mountain Tour of our T on Trail Ridge Road with a note that you haven't really driven that road until you've done it in a T. This led to some back and forth and he expressed interest in doing an article about it. I told him that the problem was that that was 9 years ago and in the meantime, Anja had gotten sick, we stopped touring and sold the tow vehicle and trailer, and that she died three years ago. I thought that would be kind of a downbeat article, but told him that Steven Thum, president of the St. Louis MTFCA chapter (and contributor to this forum) lives in the area covered by the paper and just returned from a trip west. Didn't hear anything more until I opened this week's paper this morning.
Great article. Nice that you got the juices going Dick. That T sure looks tiny behind that behemoth of an RV! Bet that was a great trip Steve.
Mr. Corrigan seems a little confused over touring versus sedan, but otherwise a very good story. Makes me all the more eager to tour west by T.
Steve, yes. The confusion may have been compounded by the fact that Steven has both a Touring and a Sedan. I'm sure Steven used the words to refer to the specific cars correctly, but it's possible that Don Corrigan may have thought they were interchangeable.
Steve & Dick - You guys picked up on just about the only criticism I would have about a very well done newspaper article. A really good job I'd say, and the Thumb's are great ambassadors for the hobby. I'm thinking that during general conversation between the thumbs and the author of the article, the would "touring" was used back and forth as both a noun and a verb,....unknown by the newspaper guy. Understandable for sure, and again, a really nice piece! Thanks for posting, both this thread, and the newspaper article & photos,.....harold
The WORD "touring",...not the would,.....I don't like that darn auto-correct thing,......harold
Harold, another term for it is auto-corrupt.
My dad told me years ago that he had never read a newspaper article about something he knew about that didn't contain at least one error. The Touring/Sedan confusion in this one was pretty minor. The article itself was very well done, I thought.
Harold, did autocorrect also turn the Thums into thumbs?
Oops! Nope! Gotta' be honest on that one Dick! I think I did it! Good catch! Thank you,....and to the Thums,....my apology. A lot of people mis-spell my name, and I'm used to it, but you'd think I could get a short name like yours right, huh? Again,...sorry 'bout that,.....harold
Sheesh,.....and I didn't use upper case "T" on the second Thum either! Hey, when I screw up,.....I don't mess around,.....I "totally" screw up!