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From: Jim Lytle <>  Save Address  Block Sender
To: "Iverson, Bob" <>,"Mueller, Todd" <>
CC: "Schweppe, Tom" <>
Subject: COOT Info
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 14:27:58 -0700
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Todd/Bob ....
I was with COOT in the early years (1968-70) starting out as the Rocky Mountain Distributor for the COOT.  Actually employed by COOT, Inc. who had their national headquarters in San Francisco and manufacturing in Chico, Calif.  When I joined them, Buck Enos (the original inventor) and, as I think his partner, Spencer Blake, had recently sold to COOT, Inc.  Buck and Spencer stayed on with COOT, Inc. to continue to build COOTs with the new financing.

I started out headquartering at Denver Denver Dodge, an existing dealer for COOT and a friend of mine (Bruce Hiliker, recently deceased).  Later I moved the distributoship to "Automotive Allignment" in Arvada (NW Denver suburb where I still live). Later, they added many other duties:  Establishing regional distributors and a lot of Public Relation activities.  I ended up traveling as far east as Indianapolis and Chicago, south to Texas (Dallas, Houston and Padre Island) and throughout the western states.

I was the Jim Lytle that had the 5 page picture story in the February, 1970 Popular Mechanics magazine"To the Summit by ATV"   (The Rockies highest peak. Mt. Elbert ... the event took place 30 years ago this coming August) ... damn, I'm getting old (64).  First page "attached."

I've been in recent contact with Tom Schweppe in Sacremento who contacted me to see if I was the same Jim Lytle who climbed Mt. Elbert in 1969 ... talk about a "blast from the past."  I have a rather large collection of pictures, all from that era, if you both would like me to e-mail them to you please respond.  I will send some COOT accessory pictures from '67-68 timeframe in another e-mail.   ................  sincerely,  Jim Lytle

P.S.  Todd:  With your website still under construction, I notice you last worked on it in Jan. of 1998 ... is that correct?  what's your timetable? .... Jim

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