I kinda agree... and I kinda don't... some folks (not me) have enough money
to afford the best of everything... and though I envy them sometimes... I
sure won't take anything away from a beautiful car.... someone did that
work... sure they could write the checks... but they also did their home
work to find a shop of that quality....
The Street Rod community is full of this argument.... each with his own
opinion... and on the end of the day... Magazines write about the quality
cars 9 out of ten times.... the big difference is that here in our hobby we
value a Do it yourselfer... but we also have to value restoration shops
that give folks with limited talent..( or motivation or whatever) the
quality cars that all of us enjoy seeing.....
Just a thought and a Plug for shops like the Nock's out west... (ps I have
never seen their work but I know they have the right attitude and value all
the things I do... and are most willing to share information)
Austin Healey 100 / Bugeye / Box Sprite / Bonneville Land Speed Racer
Camaro ( D Gas Altered )
> From: Larry Macy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Lancer7676@aol.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
> Cc: Spridgets <email@example.com>; MG List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Car show judging
> Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 5:23 PM
> Flame sheilds not needed. I vote for your interpretations. Drivers and
> DIY are big scores in my book.
> >>>>On 9/20/99 21:22 so and so (Lancer7676@aol.com) said. (And I quote:)
> >In a message dated 9/20/99 3:05:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> ><< one of the reasons I don't go to local car shows is the inability of
> > to determine what they are looking at... >>
> >I agree with Keith here--I have been asked to judge cars at shows as a
> >participant and am always at a loss to judge one great car against
> >Two things I like to know, and use prolifically to judge a car in my
> >amateruish way: First, I look at the tires and the pedals to determine
> >is a driver. I give drivers higher points than trailer queens.
> >like to know whether the work was done by the owner or whether he/she
> >bucks and paid someone else to deliver a perfect specimen to them.
> >Queens and hiring work out are great, and I wouldnt criticize either,
> >just seems to be a premium if you drive one you built yourself.
> >Flame shield in place!!!!!
> >--David C.
> Larry Macy
> 78 Midget
> Keep your top down and your chin up.
> Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
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