[T3] 2022 Type 3 Invasion

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Mon May 30 19:32:09 PDT 2022

I too will not be able to make it, too many issues with travelling by plane
right now and of course the Covid,  Really will miss meeting up with my west
coast friends!!

I WILL NOT miss the next one, wherever that will be... if at ALL possible!
Im gonna be real bummed that weekend in June...


Topnotch Restorations
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-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> On
Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2022 12:14 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] 2022 Type 3 Invasion

Melissa and I have agonized over whether we should go to the 2022 Invasion
or not. In the end, it all revolves around three issues: using more gas
during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, blood clots in Melissa's legs from
hours of sitting in a car, and the continuing COVID threat.

At the beginning of the Russian invasion, polls determined that the US
public was willing to pay a little more for gas because of reduced supply
from Russia, but the polls asked the wrong question. The right question was
whether we were willing to USE a little less. The answer to the right
question, which never got asked, was no, and we now see the consequence of
inelastic demand in the price at the pump. I would hate to contribute to
that inelastic demand.

Melissa's legs have continued to improve, but she's still not willing to go.

That leaves me with the option to drive alone, which I've done before.

COVID, however, remains with us, and the transmission rate in the Invasion
area is high. While I'm vaccinated and boosted, there's a significant
vaccine resistant portion of our population that continues to serve as a
breeding ground for new variants that are bypassing both natural and vaccine
immunity. I just turned 76, so you can see that this puts me in a more
vulnerable position than most of you out there.

In the end, I regret that Melissa and I will not be attending this Invasion.
We hope those of you who go have a safe and rewarding experience, and I hope
things can be different in two more years. I have a  poster session
explaining the Kettering ignition that can wait for the next Invasion.

In the meantime, I hope we can meet up with John, Jill, and anyone else
caravaning west with them. We'd like to drive down and meet you for lunch or
dinner somewhere on your way thru Illinois. Bon Voyage, and let us know what
works for you.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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