I've received a couple of complements on the "Road Trip" article, so part 2 will be in the upcoming issue. Again, it's not a standard tech or show article. It's more in the line of "Opel lifestyle", which is a theme I am trying to promote and exploit, and in this case I also wanted it to an encouragement to go ahead and make the long trip to the next show, such as Carlisle.
The next issue is in the works and will include part 2. This series is also being put together as a book-gift for Anna, long-time friend and one of the people I made this trip with. The title will be "Road Trip", and chapters are Home, North, East, There, South, West, and Home. The Blitz will get condensed versions of these chapters.
I've hinted to Charles that the Yellow Baron story needs its 15 pages of fame. Maybe Charles and the car's owner can collaborate on this, or both send their accounts. I haven't been able to follow the story closely, although I was involved in the beginning, and I have to say it is a shining example of how a community of like-afflicted people can help each other out. This one makes the Opel raising and my recent 3-hours-turned-into-3-day adventure with LTs car look like little more than loaning a friend a tool.
It's been a while since you heard any of my racing stories, so that may happen in this issue.
Roger Wilson is our unofficial racing correspondent and has been trying to keep in touch with other racers to get their story. He did mention that Roger Lee's car was recently sold and is being restored to race condition, probably to be raced in VARA. I'll see what else I can learn about that.
Keith Ory is our unofficial "Miglia" correspondent. He goes on several each year, an Opel among Ferraris, and has some stories to tell.
The new LeMons team in OK has promised an article. Maybe I can get a short progress report version from them for this issue. I figure they might be holding out for the big, final, tell.
I also need to track down Joe DeBattista to get more info on his Kadett restoration.