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I have had a number of private conversations with Matt, and Matt stopped by my house on his recent research trip across the country. Matt has done a significant amount of original research that will add greatly to our knowledge of the history and inter-relationships of the manufacturers of our shared hobby of fiberglass trailers. His trips have not been without expense, and he deserves to make whatever he can from his endeavors. While many of us have provided what clues we can to him, he has and will continue to fill in many blanks that we have only conjectured about.
As for the original Sac City Burro
molds, I tracked them down three or four years ago and could have been much more specific in my posts about their location; however, you must remember that not everyone wants their information broadcast online. I was respecting the privacy of the party who has the molds as I had never asked whether or not I could provide information about him publicly. Privately, I provided his information to Matt along with some other info on the Love Bug
production, and he was able to find out many fascinating things about both Burro and Love Bug
by taking those tips and doing extensive local research and interviews.
Matt may have made other arrangements with the current owner of the Burro molds; I don't know, but I think it appropriate to let Matt complete his project before anyone makes demands of him for information. I don't know exactly how Matt's project is going to shake out, and I know that there's still a lot of information that he wants to get before he goes into the editing room, but I know that what he's doing is going to be a quality project with very interesting information and I am excited, and can hardly wait to see the culmination of his research.
So... let's all give him a little room to work, and as much help as we can provide to help him do what he's doing. I can promise you that there's nothing out there in the depth or quality of research that's close to the scope of what Matt has undertaken.
In the mean time, if there's other valuable information we can continue to post in this thread about Burro trailers, let's carry on.
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