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Driving In the Lake

By corsa

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This past Sunday, I attended the 34th Annual Lake Afton All Wheels Show in Wichita, KS, with the rest of the Motortopia crew. This show is billed as the largest free open-air car show in the United States. Among the 3,000 or so cars that were there was one lone Amphicar.

Those of you not familiar with the Amphicar, they were built between 1961 and 1968. In all, less than 4,000 were built.

I found the owner of the 1964 Amphicar that was in the show and asked him if he ever took it out in the lake. He said "of course" so I asked him if he was going to take it out that day. He said "sure," and when I asked him when, he said "how about right now?" I said "sure!" and we hopped in the car.

We drove down to the boat ramp, and after a 30-second "pre-flight" check, we drove right into the lake. It was surreal!

We cruised across the lake, and let me tell you, does that car get stares! I mean, come on, what would you think if you saw a car cruising through the lake?

It was a total blast! After a short while, we turned around and drove right up the boat ramp out of the water.

That is one ride I will never forget.

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Leepenley
Feb 26, 2007 at 11:48 am
That sounds like too much fun. How could you stand it? WOW! Sure appreciate you sharing that with us. Also thanks for the nice comment about my 78 Trans am.
 
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Spinning15
Jan 14, 2007 at 10:40 pm
That'sascool as my bike ride! I had not read this until now. I have rode in one before. A long time ago. Another rare car is the Sumbeam Alpine bui the one with the 289 six pack. "Sunbeam Tiger". Now there a real sleeper that fools a lot of Muscle car owners when they blow your doors off. I would love to own one. Either would be fine with me. Good story.
Take care.
Victor
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