In a message dated 7/28/2008 7:24:29 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, TR250Driver
Oh Yeah Mike,
I have seen that several times over. I once had to slip out the side door
of the Hotel after the awards presentation at a National to avoid an owner
when people were saying to me "He is pissed and looking for you". His
restored car did not win 1st and he wasn't going to stand for that. All I can
remember since I didn't personally judge his car is that he had those shinny
fender bolts and a bunch of other little stuff goofed up.
He was a big Dude too so in order to possibly avoid the pain of death I
split to let him cool down a bit. I tried to talk to him later but he would
none of it. Saw him one more time at another club's National. The car was
the same and he was not 1st once again, but this time I had nothing to do
Those are the people who eventually leave the hobby or show their cars at
non-single-marque local shows.
The problem is they spoil the show for others. people like winners, but they
also respect (and remember) gracious losers. I have a friend who now enters
car shows with his car "For Display Only". he was just psychologically
incapable of dealing graciously with not winning but still wanted to
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