Shows and classes.....
I'd like to have your opinion on this. We've been to two shows and the first one they put us in the street rod class. Not a chance! The second one we were in stock/original but most of the cars were either brand new or had been fully restored. This car got so many crowds of people just looking the car over and talking about it....many were taking pictures....it grabs your attention for sure. But it's 47 years old and it isn't new anymore.
I have my Mom's '61 Impala. Original, stock. Mom gave up her keys
about 8 years or so before she passed on in '94. The car sat in the garage
for years, four flat tires, dead battery, dirt-dobbers, dust, you get
the picture. So, we had a wrecker truck drag it out of the
garage...now this isn't the garage you guys have...this was a
dirt/gravel floor and the garage was out away from the house....built
back in the 1940's...and tow it over to my son's house when Mom
Danny put a new battery on it and it fired right up. So he cleaned up
the engine compartment, washed the car, replaced the hoses, etc., and
got it road worthy again. There's only 54,xxx original miles on this
car and it's 47 years old.
Now I have the car...it's still Danny's but I have it in my garage
and I'm gonna drive this thing once in awhile. So we go to shows.
Been to two. Both were disappointments.
I have an original '61 Impala that they put in the street rod class
the first show. Ha! The second show yesterday we were in the stock/original class.
And most of the stock/original cars in this class had been
restored...repainted...engines chromed....the '61 Impala that won a
trophy had been completely repainted, rechromed, and had Camaro
wheels....how is that original?
Everyone says 'don't repaint it...it's original....so? That doesn't
mean anything at the shows. It doesn't look like it just rolled off
the assembly line as it's 47 years old. But it's in great
condition...the paint is good, the interior has a worn place in the
driver's seat where Mom sat on a plastic cushion, but everything
on/in the car is original. The bumpers have been rechromed and under
the hood was painted but other than that it's stock/original. Anyone have any ideas?