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Subject: Re: Sign-o-the-times
From: Derek Harling <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 14:25:44 -0500
My grandfather used to complain that I wasn't interested in horses - only 
Derek wrote:

> In my opinion the relative disinterest in working on cars and the lack of
> development in mechanical skills is largely due to the complexity of
> contemporary cars.  When I was a teenager as the earth was cooling, most high
> schools had hot rod clubs where kids gathered to to do bodywork and tinker
> with engines.  The science and mechanicals weren't so difficult to understand
> and the average kid could get into the game...and get hooked, and develop
> those important skills that now are disappearing.  I could actually do
> something that made a difference with my '50 Stude.  I cannot with my
> daughter's '97 Mustang.
> Tom Butters
> The Greens Fork Group
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