This is a letter sent in accounting for a historic 15,000 mile trip in just two months straight.
by Hubert & Christine Mueller-
Hi everyone from Malaysia!
I have just completed the first stage of my trip of a lifetime...
Having retired last September, I went to the USA in search of my dream car. Having searched the world for the best car for my needs (spirited cruising) there is no doubt that (the Superformance) is the car for me... There she was, all shiny and new- titanium/black strip 418 stroker- with 100 miles on her! What a great day it was!!! ...After a break-in cruise to visit a friend in Akron, Ohio and... off to Altoona, Penn to get Branda ...emblems. Arrived 4:30pm in light drizzle (she's not babied) to the total astonishment of the guys there. I thought that they would have seen lots of cars like these but they told me it's all mail order (seems no one likes to drive their cars!!) They loved the car and were impressed with the quality and finish! Thought I was nuts for driving it in the rain!!
...(I) bought "Most Scenic Drives in America", then off to the Appalachian Mnts. Foggy & Raining!! ...picked up my wife at the airport (arriving from Malaysia) and attended the (SSR-2 event in Ross, Ohio)!! Met so many nice people!! Had a great time and are planning to come again next year!!! ...off to New Orleans via Nashville and Memphis. Then Shreveport, through Arkansas and the Ozark Mnts (scenic drive) to St.Louis. Tornado's were pretty bad in Missouri and at one gas stop a guy tried to talk me into putting my car into his garage until the next day because of the weather. He had a mint 1968 Firebird in his garage and was willing to put it out in the rain for me. Now that's what I call hospitality!! That evening we did run into some heavy rain (understatement-the MarkIII does float!!!)
Up the Mississippi to Rochester, Minn and the Mayo clinic where... (my Superformance) was the star there too as it was parked right outside the hotel main entrance for 4 days and became quite the conversation piece on the shuttle bus back & forth to the clinic. Met some nice people there too! Took 85 year old Frank from Chicago for a ride! He was there for a heart attack (before the ride!) He loved it!! Hope for us all!!! ...7000 miles on speedo!
From Indiana to St.Louis, then followed Route 66 to Flagstaff, Arizona, then Phoenix, Tuscon, San Diego, LA, up the west coast to Vancouver and Victoria,Canada (where I grew up) and a week of relaxation!! ...Then off to LasVegas to lose some money and HIT THE RACE TRACK!!!(3 hours all by myself with instructor in my car!) ...Then to LA and into the container, strapped her down, sealed the container and an airplane home. Now waiting again - (patiently for the 6 week journey across the Ocean)!!
All in all - 14988 miles on the speedometer of (my Superformance)!! in TWO and a bit months!! And I'm Still Married!! WHAT A GREAT CAR !!!!!!!
To sum it up, Superformance really make a great car!! Craftsmanship, reliability, handling, performance, great looks - we
have it all!! Plus, you meet so many people and it is truly cross-generational. Everyone from little kids to little old ladies came over with a big smile every time we stopped. We had people video-taping us (the car) on the highway, waiting 1/2 hour for me to "start her up"!, even the police were very friendly and would pull up, take a look and wave!!
Moral of the story - DRIVE YOUR (SUPERFORMANCE'S)!! They're built for it! (mine) has a few paint chips here and there and proud of it. She is very reliable, fun to drive and very comfortable for longer cruises. Packs a lot of luggage too!
Future plans include touring Asia (home), Europe, Australia and maybe, one day, even back to where she grew up in South Africa!! No rush though. We have lots of time and all three of us need a rest at home.