>From what you wrote, it appears that the voting is by Marque-that is the
>Sunbeam owners vote for the Sunbeams, the MG owners vote for the MG, etc.
>This is somewhat different then the shows I go to, where all of the entrees
>vote on all of the classes. The problem here is that MG or Triumph owners are
>judging Sunbeams or a very mixed bag of Morgans, TVR's, Hillmans, Rovers,
>Minis, etc. Votes then go to the "prettiest" car. What you need to do is to
>get out more Sunbeams and then have classes within the Sunbeams- Rapiers, 90 &
>early Alpines, high fins, low fins, Tigers, etc.
Anyway, I think the case of Guiness is the best idea!
Christopher Albers <Christopher.Albers@bubbs.biola.edu> wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:>Sooooo, I wouldn't take the voting very
I'm new to this stuff. And you're right, I shouldn't take it seriously.
>Write the voting off to stupidity and go and enjoy the show. Even
>though I am on the East Coast, the San Diego show is one I want to go
>to. Finally, my daughter suggested to me when I was complaining of
>losing to the ratty Austin America- "Dad, next year bring a case of
>Guiness and offer a bottle to every one who votes for the Hillman, if
>you bring enough beer you might win best in show!"
Now there's an idea!
Funny thing, I overheard a conversation between to SDAOG members. One
said to the other, "The voting's between (my car & the one that won)
that car and his car." The other man replied, "Has he (meaning me)
ever bought a drink?" His friend said, "I don't think you know him."
To which he replied "Well, f___ him!" I took it for what it was, a
joke. I even called the guy on it, saying, "I heard that, let me buy
you a beer!" But it's indicative of the vote swapping you refer to. I
guess it's just part of the game. Fair or not.