Agreed. It was just a different world (thankfully one rapidly going away) where having a friend or two “go west” every so often was just part of the hobby. Unfortunately we still run into that mindset with folks who don’t think “classic designs” should be improved. My hat is tipped to Tony because while I have my misgivings about certain things, we wouldn’t be here without him. He has my respect and doubly so because as his era wound down, he started to espouse the improvements coming down the pike. That included pointing out that it’s not an insult to a designer to make improvements especially if it involves safety.