That's outstanding! I'm so glad you did that. When I was working at the dealership, when we had our GT (the owner kept it for a short while) I let lots of people sit in it. If I could tell they liked it, I'd get the keys to let them get in. Young & old. Didn't matter.Your experience reminds me of one of my own. At a show last week in New Hope, PA a gentleman and his 14 year old son came up to me and asked if I had my GT at the same show about five years earlier. I said yes and the dad said, "Do you remember what you said to my young son back then when he sat in the car and asked how he could get one?" Yes, I remember, because I always give the same answer: "Do your homework!" The dad said they often repeat that story and use it as a motivator. Made my day.
And small world, I too was at the New Hope Auto Show. Went with 2 of my buddies from our Malvern Cars & Coffee group. Show was great and really enjoyed the day. The owner of the Diablo was the TOTAL opposite type of owner compared to my wife. He wouldn't let any kids sit in it. Shot them down all day.
Do you live in Bucks County? I grew up in Chalfont and went to West in Doylestown. Live in Chester County now and a great Cars & Coffee scene out our way. If you need any places to go, let me know. The one spot is under the radar.