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Old 07-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by matmatician View Post
I'd be down for a phone interview! None of my vehicles are auto tranny. And if you want a glaring contrast, look at the motorcycle community. I only know of one motorcycle that even has an option for an auto tranny, which is a joke to anyone who rides seriously. :P
I'm wondering if I could use a Skype video interview for the project, but it probably wouldn't be high enough quality for broadcast. I'll ask though.

Originally Posted by mainest View Post
I'm in DownEast Maine, and I would be happy to chat/meet with you to discuss. I have owned at least one motor vehicle since 1966, all of which had manual transmissions. I have driven cars and trucks with automatics (mostly rental and loaner vehicles) but have not yet driven a DSG. I have chosen manual transmission vehicles because of the improved vehicle control, (especially in winter) economy, and involvement in the driving process. All five of my children/step children grew up with, and learned to drive manuals, all but one still own at least one manual, one has three!
Whether or not I can help you, good luck with your project. I applaud your determination to continue your education. Never stop learning!
DownEast is pretty far, but I have plans to visit the Portland area in September... :)

Originally Posted by wrc_fan View Post
I may be able to help you out, I'll be in Lancaster, PA mid august visiting a friend for a wedding.
Cool, Lancaster isn't too far from York.

Originally Posted by mac.mogul View Post
Just for reference, I believe "Save the Manuals" is trademarked by Car & Driver. Might be something to look into as they have a website, blog, and merchandise set up for it and everything.
That is true. It's not the title of the piece; rather it's just something that we'd all recognize. We don't usually name segments until the final stages, when everything else comes together.

Originally Posted by Borski View Post
If you're willing to come down to the Cincinnati, OH area there is a small pocket of FFers driving manuals around.
Brand new 2012s to auto-x prepared ZX3 - we'd be avaliable to promote the stick!
Cinci is damn far...but if there were enough people committed and an event or something going on, I could justify it...
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