To my fellow British Car Fans,
I have enjoyed reading your thoughts on car shows...many of your experiences
are familiar to me.
I think my frustration with car show judging reached it's peak @ British Car
Field Day in Sussex,Wi.
In 1998 my 76 TR6 won first place in the late TR6 class at this event...In
1999 my car did not even place.
I was not upset that I did not win....I was in disbelief at what did win.
The car that won in my class was totally "boogered up"....It had some
homemade exhaust system with outlets about 6 inches in diameter,seats that
looked like an elephant slept in, an engine compartment covered with a
tar-like undercoating, and body panels that had more waves in them than a
bag of potato chips....the paint looked like it was applied with a broom.
I think I have learned that the show competition is not where the joy of
owning a British car is at....The true joy is in driving these cars and
sharing them with others. There is never a time when a ride in my TR6
doesn't bring a smile to my face...as well as the person's riding with me.