I agree with both Biff and Jay as to reasons to trailer a car. I would be
hard pressed to drive Biff's car if it were mine. There is a world of
difference between an "original" 40 year old car and a "restored" 40 year
old car. I would have no problem driving a "restored" car, no mater how
perfect it was. At the same time I can understand how other's do not feel
There are west coast meets that I would like to attend but are just too far
for me and Sandi to drive the Bugeye. Hauling it there on a trailer would in
no way make it a "Trailer Queen". I'm looking at trailers and plan to
purchase one someday for just this reason. I could care less what people
might think when I show up with it on a trailer.
I also don't have a problem with people who spend their money having other
people do the restoration, as long as it keeps getting done. Anyway that
these cars get restored is alright with me, even if they never get driven.
It's nice to know that these perfect cars are out there.
A friend has a 1966 Corvette that has won the national title. This car has
always been driven on a regular basis, including to and from shows. He
recently decided to no longer show the car because he was tired of competing
with ones that never touched the road. It just got to be too much work
getting a street car ready to show when the judge's expected it to be as
clean as the other's.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep
your mouth shut.-Ernest Hemmingway
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To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 1999 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: Car show judging
> WOW! That is an outstanding reason to trailer the car. What a find!
> understand that I, in no way, meant to use the term "trailer queen" in a
> derogatory manner. There certainly are good reasons to trailer a car,
> as this one.
> I'm sure that many of us have a problem with seeing a trailered car that
> been professionally restored with no owner involvement, other than the
> liberal emptying of his/her wallet, being judged equally with a car that
> been a source of perspiration for an LBCophile who learned in the school
> hard knocks and busted knuckles.
> I would love to see your car someday, and Maryland isn't very far away
> Philly. I'll be in Frederick on Oct 2nd and 3rd. Anywhere near there?
> Allen Hefner (I thought Pasadena was in California!)
> '77 Midget
> '92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport
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> In a message dated 9/23/99 11:27:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << Now for my 'trailer queen'. I have a '62 Sprite, that with the
> exception of the paint job, that has been owner restored.
> 'Restoration', however, really isn't the correct word to use in
> this case. The normal brake, hydraulic, flushing, etal had to be
> done along with some minor body work (new bonnet and left fender)
> everything else consisted of a real good cleaning. The car is
> 90%+ original down to the original Dunlop Gold Seal WW tires (5),
> original rubber floor matting, hood, etal..
> The reason she is a 'trailer queen' is that she also has only
> 1734 original miles on her. It had 1712 miles when I acquired
> her and have in two years of ownership put 22 miles on her. With
> the exception of one other '62 (museum owned in England, BMIHT)
> this car is the second lowest milage and probably most 'original'
> in existance. I feel a car such as this deserves/demands to be
> preserved and hence she is a trailer queen.
> Biff Jones
> Pasadena, MD
> '59 Bugeye, "Kermit'
> '62 Sprite, 'Ole Gray' (trailer queen) >>