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Subject: Car Show Judging
From: "steven groddy" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 20:34:55 PDT
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 well as the person's riding with me.

Happy Motoring

Steven Groddy
76 TR6

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