First of all, what is this "gold chainer" business? Why is there so much animosity and ridicule? If a guy is sucessful in life, has a nice, well built car, somehow he is an asshole? I know men who have donated large sums of money to charities, local PAL's and other worthwhile causes while driving and showing their 100K cars. They don't sit in a lawn chair all day, scowl at people who get near their car, in fact, one of the richest guys in my area, he owns 6 32 fords, (all tradionally built to a high level), a bonneville car and a plane. His business employs mainly hispanics and he gives out 10 scholarships to his employees children every year. He will talk to anyone at shows, assist in helping a fellow rodder with no hesitation. There are many men like him who a lot of you would call a gold chainer and ridicule. I have been to too many car shows in my 66 yearts to know that assholes exist at all the levels of our hobby. I've seen groups that act like they are god's gift to rodding and snicker at a "dumb" question by an honest person. They hang together, wear their club jackets and generally act superior. I don't like trophy hunters, I build my cars for my own satifaction and feeling of accomplishment. A "nice car" comment makes my day. I have seen men (and women) with their cars, both big buck and low buck examples ridicule their own "class" of rodders cars when they are denied a trophy. Is the HAMB philosophy anti gold chain? I wouldn't want to think so. So that's my rant and feelings on this gold chain business.