[xk] Olympics

Roger, John,Terry and the rest of you down south.
Having just seen the finals and closing of the Olympics, please allow me to
send my compliments and thanks for a fine series. Australia put on a a
major class act in every respect.
Hat’s off!
Best regards
Klaus

I agree. Your country did a fantastic job of showing the rest of the world what
a great place Australia is. Well done.

Jim Reminga----- Original Message -----
From: Cnie104131@cs.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 2:02 AM
Subject: [xk] Olympics

Roger, John,Terry and the rest of you down south.
Having just seen the finals and closing of the Olympics, please allow me to
send my compliments and thanks for a fine series. Australia put on a a
major class act in every respect.
Hat’s off!
Best regards
Klaus

As I said to the XJ list, the closing ceremony made me feel homesick, and
I’ve never lived there, only visited a couple times. It was excellent. My
only question was why did that guy have the backyard clothesline attached to
his body? Every time they showed him on his stilts we made a comment about
clothes pins or washing machines. Seriously, though, it was outstanding.

We have friends in Salt Lake City, and have a place to stay, so I’m really
looking forward to making the 2002 Winter Games.

“Mark 1” Mark Stephenson
1952 XK120 Roadster #S673129 (w/XK140 engine and C head)
1958 3.4 Litre Saloon / 1984 XJ6 4.2L / 1985 XJ6 VDP / 1986 XJ6 VDP
Jaguar Club of Central Arizona (USA) – www.cableone.net/jcca----- Original Message -----
From: “Jim Reminga” jreminga@develcorp.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [xk] Olympics

I agree. Your country did a fantastic job of showing the rest of the
world what
a great place Australia is. Well done.

Jim Reminga

----- Original Message -----
From: Cnie104131@cs.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 2:02 AM
Subject: [xk] Olympics

Roger, John,Terry and the rest of you down south.
Having just seen the finals and closing of the Olympics, please allow me
to
send my compliments and thanks for a fine series. Australia put on a a
major class act in every respect.
Hat’s off!
Best regards
Klaus

As one of the few Sydneysiders on this list, thanks guys for your
compliments for Sydney’s Olympics. It was a mammoth effort by a huge
number of people here, including some 47,000 volunteers who herded,
directed, and helped in every way possible, and we are delighted at the
outcome. I was touched by Mark S’s comment that, after just one visit
here, it made him feel homesick! The spinning contraptions in the closing
ceremony were an example of our characteristic of not taking ourselves too
seriously - they are the Hills Hoist, the backyard clothes line that no
Aussie house can do without. We also had in the Opening Ceremony an
equally baffling feature - the gas (petrol) powered lawnmower which I think
(rightly or wrongly) we claim to have invented here in Sydney. For those
who insist on an XK link: my 1959 150 S was bought new by the company that
created this lawnmower (Victa). So my car should have been in the ceremony
too … It was great to have all of your countries here with us, an event
none of us here will forget. Regards, John Elmgreen

Actually, that was my second visit, but the effect was still the same.

Mark----- Original Message -----
From: “John Elmgreen” Elmgreen@compuserve.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] Olympics

As one of the few Sydneysiders on this list, thanks guys for your
compliments for Sydney’s Olympics. It was a mammoth effort by a huge
number of people here, including some 47,000 volunteers who herded,
directed, and helped in every way possible, and we are delighted at the
outcome. I was touched by Mark S’s comment that, after just one visit
here, it made him feel homesick! The spinning contraptions in the
closing
ceremony were an example of our characteristic of not taking ourselves too
seriously - they are the Hills Hoist, the backyard clothes line that no
Aussie house can do without. We also had in the Opening Ceremony an
equally baffling feature - the gas (petrol) powered lawnmower which I
think
(rightly or wrongly) we claim to have invented here in Sydney. For those
who insist on an XK link: my 1959 150 S was bought new by the company
that
created this lawnmower (Victa). So my car should have been in the
ceremony
too … It was great to have all of your countries here with us, an event
none of us here will forget. Regards, John Elmgreen