I drive my 250 as much as I can. But on the trip to Wisconsin I trailered
it up. Packing for the wife and myself in a 250 can really cramp things.
As for the concours cars. I have to admire the people who did all the
research on them. But there were several cars in the participants choice
that could have been in concours. And all cars were judged together in
participants choice as one whole class. I think VTR 94 in Asheville was the
last one I attended had participants choice for each class. Make things
fair for the people in it.
All in all I had a great time.
Siler City, North Carolina
> From: Gregory Petrolati <email@example.com>
> To: DLMAssoc@aol.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Judging "New" Triumphs, was Trailer Queens
> Date: Tuesday, November 10, 1998 11:34 AM
> On Tue, 10 Nov 1998 DLMAssoc@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 98-11-10 09:42:07 EST, Larry Micelli writes:
> > << We each enjoy our cars in different ways. >>
> > Well said, Larry...
> > I don't have a dog in this fight, but since we're busy beating up on
> > who enjoy trailering their show cars, what are we going to do to
> > dares to bring a TR6 made up of a brand new 1998 production body, with
> > everything else inside and underneath being brand new as well?
> > Lessee... we'll need classes for "real" Triumphs which are driven,
> > Triumphs which are trailered, "real" Triumphs which were restored by
> > on a budget, "real" Triumphs which were restored by a professional shop
> > times their value, along with similar classes for "replica" Triumphs,
> > someone to administer the lie detector tests so we can tell the
> Gee, This is beginning to sound a bit like some vintage racers...
> Bugattis with almost no original parts, Cam Am cars where all 32 of
> the original twenty or so are still racing or... I could go on...
> I think that the real gripe here is for those of us who DRIVE our
> TRs... A lot.
> I've been to several VTR conventions... So what I say here is my
> opinion only (he says donning his trusty Nomex jammies)...
> It seems to me that "the drivers" are made to feel almost as a
> "second class citizen" group as compared those concours cars.
> Sure there's a "participant's choice" competition... Where is it
> held? Generally at the far side of the hotel, away from where the
> concours is (are they afraid of our "cooties"? It seems to come
> off like a consolation prize (kind of an automotive "Miss
> Greg Petrolati
> email@example.com 1962 TR4 (CT4852L)
> "That's not a leak... My car is just marking its territory!"
> Greg Petrolati, Champaign, Illinois