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Event Coverage Did the Right Car Win?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

    I really don't know how or even why you judge vintage modified cars. Then I don't build show cars. Their is so much back stabbing and nepotism in judging cars especially hot rods and customs. Why aren't these cars shown for display purposes only. Why do any of these beautiful vintage customs have to win or loose.
    I'll paraphrase a conversation with a friend of mine after he came in second in a little local show. Capital letters meaning his strong voice.
    GARY THAT CAR THAT GOT THE TROPHY FOR BEST UNRESTORED WASN'T HALF AS GOOD AS MINE! I WENT TO THE JUDGE AND CHEWED HIS ASS AND ASKED WHY IN THE WORLD HE PICKED IT OVER MINE! HE SAID SORRY I JUST CAN'T TAKE THE AWARD BACK FORM THE GUY! GARY YOU KNOW TROPHIES MEAN NOTHING TO ME! I HAVE WON THEM AT OAKLAND! THAT CAR HAD A DENT IN IT. MINE IS PERFECT!
    Anyway his rant went on a lot longer than that. Remember this was just a small local show and the award wasn't even for a restored car.
    Well that is why I don't like judging especially rods and customs.

    Gary
     
  2. I don't know a lot about anything, but judging is always subjective,
    and a choice of greatest is different for everybody 'cause we are all different.
    If we weren't we'ed all be driving Hirohata Mercs!
    Influence on the "sport" (yes it is a sport because showing cars can be
    incredibly competative) depends on age, what you saw, when you saw it
    and what else influenced you.
    Just look at the responces to cars that have been around since the '50's!
    My $.02 is The James Dean car over the whole pile!
    Ya I know it isn't a real custom!
     
  3. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,752

    Gotgas
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from DFW USA

    I love them all, and the right car "won" in regards to impact, historical significance, and (what's probably most important at a world famous concours) restoration accuracy. Those judges love seeing documented imperfections for some reason. Wish I'd been able to make it to the show.
     

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