Rik Schlierer writes:
> I don't know if even the concours judges can complain about
> "period-correct" mods. Does any one have a copy of the VTR Concours
> rules handy?
The VTR Concours Rules are now on the VTR WWW pages!
According to my interpretation, modifications would cost 1/2 of the
normal deduction for that component, unless the car is placed in the
"Modified Class," in which case such deductions do not apply. There
is an exemption given to "period accessories."
It is not clear from the "top-level" rules whether "period
accessories" is meant to apply to solely things like radio, driving
lights, bumper bar, luggage rack, armrest console, etc., or whether it
also applies to things such as superchargers, "sport" coils, non-stock
period wheels, etc.
I presume that such issues would be addressed in the more detailed
"VTR Judging Standards," of which I don't have a copy. (If anybody
does, I'll be glad to put them on-line.)
Some of the relevant excerpts:
2.2 MODIFIED CLASS: A car shall be deemed to be "MODIFIED", and placed
in the modified class, if there is a major component change, i.e.
engine, or multiple (2 or more) minor component changes, multiple body
and/or trim modifications. Minor modifications, which would not
otherwise place the car in the Modified Class, shall receive one half
the deduction of a missing part for each modified part. The contestant
may enter Modified Class on their own, but must do so PRIOR to the
start of the judging. The decision of the VTR Chief Judge in this
matter shall be FINAL. Judging in this class shall be for appearance
and workmanship only, not authenticity.
3.6.1 PERIOD ACCESSORIES: Accessories which were available to the
owner during the period when the car was current shall not be a
cause for a deduction and shall not be considered modifications.
This includes modern radios if installed in a period mount.
3.6.2 REPLACEMENT PARTS: Replacement and/or reproduction parts
abound for Triumphs. No deduction shall be taken for replacement
parts unless they differ significantly in appearance or material
from the original. In such case the deduction shall be one-half of
the deduction that would be taken if the part were missing.
3.6.5 OVER-RESTORATION: It is the responsibility of the team leaders
to report to the Chief Judge any car which they feel to be
over-restored. Examples of over-restoration are as follows:
Too much chrome
Leather where it shouldn't be
Wool carpet where it shouldn't be
The Chief Judge, in conference with the team leader, shall determine
if the car is in fact over-restored. If such is the case the car
shall be moved to the modified class and judged accordingly. The
Chief Judge may seek any advice deemed appropriate in reaching this
decision. If only portions, and not the entire car, is judged to be
over restored, then the over-restored items or parts shall receive
one-half the deduction of a missing item or part.
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