> From: Steven P. Allen <email@example.com>
> To: David C. Decker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [MV] MV 'Bill of Rights and Wrongs'
> Date: Wednesday, June 18, 1997 4:43 PM
> At 03:08 PM 6/18/97 -0700, you wrote:
> >For those who have kept up with the idea of creating some sort of list
> >'Rights for MVs' or whatever, let's approach this with caution. It is my
> >personal belief that anyone can join the MVPA and also as Mr. Allen
> MR. ALLEN? YOU'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT ME I HOPE! MY STUDENTS CALL ME
> BUT YOU SURE DON'T NEED TO!
> >pointed out, do anything to his vehicle as he sees fit. It might seem
> >prudent to have a guideline of sorts, but to include nothing that would
> >exclude anyone who owns, wants to own or has owned MVs.
> >Sure, if we all had our wish, we would have a big heated and air
> >conditioned fireproof barn with a complete machine shop, parts storage,
> >brother-in-law to clean the dirty parts and a French maid to serve
> >drinks. (Wow, what a fantasy.)
> YOU FORGOT THE SEAL TEAM SECURITY SYSTEM!
> >Being realistic, I doubt that 2% of MV collectors have that. My 715
> >for a living hauling firewood, plowing snow, pulling trailers, etc. It
> >sits outside without a tarp. But I think Rob Kiser has a number of valid
> >points. The trick it would seem is to have it open for debate and maybe
> >we can reach common ground, a code of ethics for us to try to adhear to.
> >Rob's idea of an auction for vehicles has merit. How many MV owners out
> >there would rather see their vehicles go to another collector rather
> >being auctioned to the public?
> >How about it, elected officials of the MVPA leadership, what do you'all
> >think about this discussion?
> >For the purpose of discussion and debate, how about we call this thread
> >'MV Code of Ethics' unless someone can come up with a better name.
> >As a stricly volunteer effort may I suggest the first item:
> >1) If a Military vehicle is original, leave it that way.
> BY "ORIGINAL," I SUPPOSE YOU MEAN UNDAMAGED, TOO? I DON'T MEAN TO SOUND
> DUMB, BUT DOES THAT MEAN WE SHOULD PRESERVE ORIGINAL DENTS, ETC.? I KNOW
> THAT MANY COLLECTING COMMUNITIES (TOY TRAINS, FOR EXAMPLE) MEAN JUST
> IF THE OBJECT IS TO HAVE WORTH, IT MUST BE "AS FOUND." AGAIN, I'M NOT
> DELIBERATELY DIFFICULT, BUT THIS KIND OF THING OPENS UP OPPORTUNITIES FOR
> INTERPRETATION UNLESS VERY CAREFULLY CONSTRUCTED.
> >Remember that we all share the same great hobby, let's keep it civil and
> >not get carried away with insults or any of that cheap trivia.
> >Respectably submitted for discussion,
> >Dave Decker, MVPA member
> >Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
> >=STEVE (my Dad, a retired Air Force CMSGT and former paratrooper,
> even expect to be called Mr.) ALLEN
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