Re: Allan's Re: To Terry's Re: [Chrysler300] Golden
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Re: Allan's Re: To Terry's Re: [Chrysler300] Golden

It would have been Flemish, although John spoke French as well.  He was Belgian by birth.  On our way out to the meet in Newark, California, we stopped in a town in Utah (Escalara, I think) and while we were wiping the car down these two guys were standing there conversing in a language I didn't recognize.  John told me they were talking about us and the L.  He proceeded to start speaking to them in the same language (Flemish) and actually embarrassed them quite a bit, although I never did find out what it was that they had said that they thought we wouldn't understand.
    We wound up having dinner with them and I didn't understand one word that was said, but every once in a while they would all look at me and laugh which, of course, made me wonder what had been said.
Pete Fitch

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On Mar 22, 2017, at 6:12 PM, keith_A_Lang@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


We all miss John - a truly selfless Club member who was always willing to help all of us and an all-around great guy. 

I remember that Club gathering at his house in Sag Harbor sometime around 2000 (Ithink) and meeting  some of his friends and family and listening to them chatting in what I now think was Dutch (it wasn't German or French, two other common languages there.) it was pretty cool.  ‎

He left us way too early...

From: Scooter465@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:50 PM
To: Allan‎
Subject: Re: Allan's Re: To Terry's Re: [Chrysler300] Golden


I was with John we got some looks a little Dakota pick up pulling a black G on a car trailer loaded with
Parts through the mountains of West Virginia. I really miss those road trips and John.
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On Mar 22, 2017, at 4:46 PM, 'Allan' agmoon@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Hi Terry.
I too drove "Golden" but to the Louisville meet in fall of '01.  John was driving our car.  It had disc brakes by then but as I recall, the stopping wasn't all that much better than any other 300 with good drums.  By the way, when John was still driving Golden while following me through the mountains of western Maryland, I was doing my usual and driving too fast so John got pulled by a local trooper for speeding.  Picture a gold Chrysler 300 G sporting New York plates speeding through Md.  Think John stuck out from the crowd?  Anyway, I pulled over too when I saw John get pulled in my rear view mirror.  Though we were speeding pretty good, turns out that all the cop really wanted was to get a close look at Golden.  John was really happy, saying that this was the first time that he didn't get a ticket.  I think I took over driving Golden the rest of the way to the meet right there on I-70w.    
Golden was a 999 code as per the micro film and Gil signed off on the gold color and the primer in 2000.  Earlier, we had scoped it out closely with a flashlight while on the trailer in our driveway while John was resting before heading off to Long Is.  He was on his way back home after buying it.  He never hit Long Is. before midnight.  Why does anyone even remotely want to live in "The City" [metro]???
Is our 2 cents worth...
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Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:46 PM
Subject: [Chrysler300] Golden


Terry McTaggart here.  I drove Golden once, at which meet I forget.  As I recall, at the time it was not a pleasant driving car, as the brakes were almost non-existant.


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