Ok shoot it to me straight... 1) I have built enough cars to know what is period correct and what isn't... 2) I just read the entry rules of the TROG 3) I love the parameters. My dad is about 75 and wants to build a car and race it in NJ 2016; my son and I are up to seeing it happen. We have enough parts laying around to build a couple of cars that could fit the bill and no doubt look "correct" but what else don't I know about the behind the scenes selection process? fair enough that every Oilers car even close should get in... HUGE thanks to the Oilers for hosting!!! also understand that there are many provisional friends, of friends that will get in... that is the way it should be! but even if a car is correct and a guy is a total "walk on" what are the chances of actually getting selected without a connection? I am guessing it is not quite like a HS kid's odds of getting into an Ivy League College, but I also doubt it is as simple as applying to a local community college. How many do they take? How many are turned away.... etc... I want to go, I think as all builds are it would be a blast to have the rush of the crunch, the time frame and the push to meet the deadline that only cool shows can provide, but statistically what are the odds of getting in? I ask because there is a lot on the line to committing to phase 2 and the build and I don't like variables too much... What are the chances and what do I need to know to ensure that a build will get in?