Ken, you've already won, the car is on the road, not in a parts yard, the
people win by seeing you and your car, we all win sharing stories at the
meets, you win new friends, you might even pick-up (win) that hard to find
part, yes it's a win, win situation at every show or car meet. "FT"
> Michael, I think that's a great attitude. I have been wondering whether
> enter my 71 TR6 in the VTR SE, knowing I have no chance of winning
> I think you just made up my mind for me, we'll be there.
> Ken Waringa
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> Subject: Re: 'Brit-Meets' Participation
> Personally, I don't see what the big deal is about entering less than
> perfect cars. My '3A is painted a color that was never seen on any '3
> before, various panels seem to have slightly different shades of said
> paint's cracking on some panels, not on others, engine bay could use some
> detailing, wing mirros are the wrong style and in the wrong place and the
> sidescreens need help. I go to whatever shows I can get to and if folks
> nicer cars want to look down their noses at me and mine, so be it - I just
> enjoy the shows and get some inspiration from the nice cars...not to
> the nice TR Owners!
> On the show field at last summer's VTR in Portland, the car next to mine
> (I think) the eventual Concours winner (the powder blue one, right?) - and
> next to him was FT! I can't even come close to competing with cars like
> those (needless to say, if you checked out the Participant's Choice
> I look at it this way...when I enter a show , I can sit next to my car and
> look at THEIRS - they sit next to their cars and look at MINE! HA! :^)
> Did I mention that I now have OVERDRIVE?!
> Michael Ferguson
> 1959 TR3A TS53990L (O!!!!)