<VV> CORSA blunder
whubbell at verizon.net
Tue Jun 23 18:31:50 EDT 2015
It also happened during classification in St Louis, as I recall. However, in both of those cases the cars had considerably more miles and years of ownership.
This car was bought "new" from the dealership just under 2 years ago. There is no justification to dispute the originality of this car.
Oh! I wish you could all come and see it! It is AMAZING! Everything is so new and clean. I took lots of photos and will probably take some more tomorrow when it is on the show field (today was inside a parking garage).
It was fun to compare his original with my restoration to see how close I came to getting it right.
It is wrong that I managed to get into Factory Stock Restored class (prior years - I'm not doing Concours any longer) and they wouldn't let him in.
I'm Sooo angry and embarrassed for our club.
On Jun 23, 2015, at 6:14 PM, Dusty Steinberg <noahsarkinc at earthlink.net> wrote:
This shouldn't surprise anyone, since the very same thing happened over 20 years ago over a cigar lighter. The car was a very low milage (under 200 miles) with a Casco lighter. Classification said it was wrong. Person found the "correct" lighter, and went back to classification, and they found another minor item. The owner, then left the classification line, and went home. He dropped out of CORSA as a result, and everyone lost. I lost contact with the owner after he sold the car, and he told me that it was sold to someone that was going to use it as a inexpensive daily driver. As Forrest Gump once said, "you can't fix stupid".
Paul in CT
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> 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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