<VV> <CORSA Chapters> CORSA blunder
Bob.King at purina.nestle.com
Wed Jun 24 09:38:33 EDT 2015
You have to realize this classification issue has been discussed a hundred times over the last 30 years. Usually comes up after bitter feelings are discussed regarding how the system is being "managed". The systems has changed little. I had a factory original car which I brought to Lake Placid. Bought it from couple that bought the car new in 1966, a 4dr Monza and what a beautiful car. The interior looked showroom new the paint had some faint lacquer cracks in it but is shined up like a mirror. The woman that drove the car rarely had it serviced except for oil changes and one tire set change. It had 21k miles on it. I had opened the ash tray when looking at the car and she remarked she didn't know that was there ! I was the first one to open it, that was a strange feeling indeed. She tinted the windows on the garage doors "she didn't line the sun shining on the car" no lie that's what she told me. Never in the rain she also told me. It was 100% unmolested except for a muffler hanger. I was re-classified as modified for that reason. It was the first car I put in Concours I didn't know much about the process. Passed mechanic 100%. I didn't take the car into the show the next day in fact sold it about two years later to a guy in California that put it in his personal collection he was starting.
That was my experience That car was never in a Corsa event the gentleman that bought it had contacted me a few times over the years. Just another story to share.
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Subject: Re: <CORSA Chapters> CORSA blunder
I saw the progress this car made from filthy to factory perfect on the web. Truly amazing to have a factory brand new 52 year old car. To deny this car its proper place is utterly ridiculous. I have usually defended CORSA in the past and encouraged people to join, but it is things like this that drive people away. CORSA wonders why membership is shrinking. Stupid stuff like this is part of the problem. Sticking to the letter of the law? It's a car event, not a religion.
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> On Jun 23, 2015, at 10:26 PM, Ned Madsen via Chapters <chapters at corvair.org> wrote:
> Couldn't agree more... CORSA is insane!!
> But that's nothing new.
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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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