<VV> <CORSA Chapters> CORSA blunder
whubbell at verizon.net
Tue Jun 23 17:52:28 EDT 2015
No. Joel, not according to CORSA rules. In any Other enlightened organization that is exactly how they would handle it - give point deductions for non-stock items. But in the insane CORSA universe you cannot even compete in the Stock classes with non-stock parts - they just call the whole car "modified" and then judge the car on beauty alone.
On Jun 23, 2015, at 5:45 PM, Joel McGregor <joel at joelsplace.com> wrote:
That kind of thing is why I have no interest in organized competition of any kind. It takes all the fun out of it. Obviously he would have lost points due to the tires but dang...
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I have to agree.
CORSA member since around '75
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Subject: <CORSA Chapters> CORSA blunder
> I've never been more embarrassed by this club that by what just happened
> today. The '63 White Monza Lambrecht car was classified into the Modified
> class for Concours - technically correct due to the incorrect size of his
> whitewall radial tires, but grossly incorrect for what is probably the
> last most perfect factory original car we will ever see again. Mark
> Corbin and I made a personal appeal to the Concours chair to - just this
> one time - override the rule book and give this car the recognition it
> deserves, but he stood on the letter of the law and refused to reconsider.
> Well, he does have the original Firestone 6.50-13 tire in the spare
> location, complete with the two felt pads protecting the metal underneath,
> the molding plugs unmolested. All the rubber moldings, bumpers, etc are
> in pristine, soft condition, the metal trim shiny bright, even has the
> drips and droops of glue and goop where the factory left them.
> You will never see a car in more original and new condition as this one.
> To call it modified because he didn't drive it here on 52 year old bias
> belt tires is insane.
> CORSA is insane.
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