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  1. Like to add a few things>In 1970 the government wanted to brake up GM.

    They wanted to take Chevrolet(That had a 25% total market then and make them a lone company) from GM and GM would have the rest.(Just like they did with the "Baby Bells). O how I wish that would have come true. All through the years GM has been very coy on the profit/loss per division. I wonder how much $$ was siphoned off of Chevrolet to give to the other divisions and their stupid ideas to keep them afloat. Let's go down memory lane>




     With some of things GM has pulled off I sometimes wonder that "Profit" and "GM" is an oxymoron. Let's recap some of their fiasco's>

    Let start with creating a new full blown division>Saturn>Remember? It was one of the dumbest idea's ever. All it did was to cannibalize
    the Chevrolet Division-No new total market share ever developed.

    Keeping two full blown truck division today. GMC could easily be run under the Chevy Division and money could be saved

    How many times have they tried to get another division to have a 2 seat auto; all failed and money down the drain

    Giving Cadillac a manual transmission and H/P L/S engine is like putting a major league bb player into a little league.
    The above sales is so low is laughable. Again>Money down the drain

    Having Cadillac compete in a race (WeatherTech Series) is silly. All they did was to take the Chevy Teams with their knowledge
    and "rebadge" that makes no sense. Again>Money down the drain

    P.S. Cadillac knows less about racing then my Grandma’s Card Club

    They went broke and belly up for having a "Each Division Gets Everything the Other Have" thinking. I'm afraid it still exist today.
    There are plenty more fiasco's but I do not want to bore you. Again JMHO-Larry



  2. 1968 Coupe>L68-427 Tri-Power M21-3:36 (AU)Rear/G81-Posi-LeMans Blue(976) Medium Blue Interior (414) Numbers Matching-Frame off restoration-Car has multiple NCRS Top Flights and is Bloomington Gold Certified. Original (PT7) Firestone Wide Ovals on (AG) wheels(Including Spare). Has A82-C50-N36 rare options. Comes with Partial-Tank Sticker & NCRS Paperwork. Asking 45K
    Call Larry  Phone: 815-663-8304 NCRS Member #16324


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  3. CAMARO: 1994 Z28 1LE, very rare 1 of 135, Black with Gray/Red Interior; B-W(T-56)6 Speed-192 total miles. Have all conceivable paperwork on the car, bought new and still has the Chevrolet inspection stickers on the windows. Car should be treated as an investment. Legal to run on the street. Primary customers were sold to the SCCA members. This is a “No Frills” Pony Car. ”This car could be the lowest mileage Gen4 1LE in the country” ASKING 20K. Call Larry@8156638304thumbup.gif

    ASKING 20K 5a8eecf4b14da_94CamaroBuildSheet.jpg.2d910ae061e315ad8ba7ab4ae5417a60.jpg

    Reason For Selling>NEED ROOM-Have an eye on
    another car.

    I am not in the market to make a big profit on this car. All I want is a "Fair Price". On the other hand I do not want to give it away either. This car is intended to be sold to a "Low mileage Camaro Collector" not a dealer that wants a quick turnover.




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  4. MC>Thanks for the input. Instead of saying "improperly restored perfect car" ; I should have said "Improperly restored to the original condition of the car". As we know when you get into the AACAGN all cars look perfect but they all are not restored to the original condition of the car. IMHO

    P.S. I am a judge in other org. but sorry to say none of what I learned in those org. applies to the judging in AACA.

  5. On 1/5/2017 at 1:08 PM, MCHinson said:

    You meet the requirements to judge at the AGNM. Judging is exactly the same as any other meet. There is no reason you should not judge.  The quality of cars may be a bit higher than an "average" meet but that just means there are fewer deductions to take, which actually could be argued makes the judging easier than a regular meet. 

    I humbly disagree. Judging a AGNM is harder because a judge has to know the cars better and separate the "bling"(improperly restored perfect cars) from the original cars. As good as best intentions are; it is very easy to get "overwhelmed" by the bling.-Larry

  6. 3 hours ago, Frantz said:

    When 5 judges approach a car we each have a job. Prior to taking off points for anything we don't know to be wrong we check with the owner. We give the owner a chance to defend his car with documents. A good explanation can be accepted as well at the judges discernment. The challenge is in time, resources, and a reasonable amount of trust placed in the owners hands. If every point on the vehicle were questioned, it would take a day per car, at the very least.

    Frantz: I concur what you said above but differ when you indicate "If every point on the vehicle". When you have to be within 5 points of the Top Car (Grand National)>EVERY SINGLE POINT IS CRITICAL!!! Something has got to give and it comes down to this:

    1)Change the requirement of being within 5 Points to a more realistic number. Or

    2)Take more time in Judging and get input from the car owners to a more degree.

    Yes you give the owner the right to defend his car but no one is giving you the input of taking points off the improper over restored cars that are explained above. (eg:Gloss Point vs. Semi Gloss)

    Every-time you let this slide the original car has a more difficult time of getting within the 5 point threshold.

    Of course this is JMHO--Larry

    It comes down to this: It not the points taken off of your car but the points that are not taken off the Top Car.

  7. 11 hours ago, Curti said:

    Is over restoration still alive and well at judged events like AACA, CCCA ,Amelia,PB etc. ?  IE. gloss polished frames, polished copper tubing , chrome where it doesn't belong , detail where it never existed. 

    I know the Corvette guys cracked down on the extraneous Bling. The ACD club is making a serous run at it. 

    Curti: Take it from me that the "bling" still exist especially when you get to the Grand National Level. It appears to me as good as the judges are they are still "overwhelmed" with the "bling" and make it hard for an all original car to get within 5 Pt. of the Top Car.

    JMHO P.S. Try to explain this to the judges before the judging started to point out some of the differences but to no avail. BTW-NCRS will take points off for this-the way it should be. The judges are only human and "THIS WILL INFLUENCE WHAT THEY SEE WHEN THEY COMPARE CARS"

  8. Plan on going to the meet@Bettendorf IA in Aug.. I have an original type battery(Restoration Battery) that is a perfect

    looking type for the car. Problem is that it is old and can barely start the car now. Question: can I drive

    the car onto the show field with a new none original battery type then "change-out" the battery for judging

    purposes on the judging field?? If not can I put a "battery box" on the original one to drive onto the field; then take it off before judging?? Thanks in Advance--Larry

  9. 3 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

    The Grand National in 2017 is in Independence, MO (Kansas City area). 

    Extend yourself a bit, and you might just get BOTH the Grand national First, as well as a 1st Preservation ;-)

    Marty>Thanks for the response. But extending it another 200 Miles is way to far for one way for me. That would mean a layover somewhere in between which is what I don't want to do for security reasons and time involved. Larry

  10. FWIW: Of course there are always two side to a coin. It's been my experience that the

    recap you get from VP of Judging is very very vague. It is very difficult to find out what exactly the deductions where for. Unlike NCRS/Bloomington Gold and other top flight judging events which "pinpoint" the deductions>AACA does not. JMHO>Larry

  11. I started to convert my United Trailer (Bought New) from regular tail light bulbs to LED's. Upon doing this I discovered that the Red Lenses are reversed (Top to Bottom) on the passenger side of the trailer. The bulbs are also placed opposite from the Left side compared to the Right side. (The bulbs are placed upright on the DS and placed down from the sockets on the PS) This is the way it came from the factory. Lenses have never been taken off. Has anybody ever come across this?? When I put the new LED's in it appeared to have different brightness (Not much) from Right to Left.(Lenses placed the same) Question:Did the factory install the lenses this way on purpose which would mean the lenses bend light different from its placement? Thanks in advance-Larry

  12. Don't know when it got started but I wish AACA would give a more a definitive type

    of car for the winners. Listing the winners under "Chevrolet" tells me nothing. eg.: Would

    like to know how many Camaro's where in 36B. But it is what it is I guess. Larry

  13. 21 hours ago, helfen said:


    Is tribute a new or friendly word for clone?  I have a friend who has a REAL one ( 63 SD),  are we to assume letting this go that this kind of thing helps all his effort restoring this car.

    Accept a car for what it is, not what you want it to be.

    AACA should wake up, the vin #'s for these  SD cars are available.  

    A SD car is a factory race car and race cars have their own category 24 something I think.

    helfen: You are correct; it is unfortunate AACA has taken a path down this lane. I guess they will accept any clone now. By doing so their awards have way less value then they use to. So Sad. Larry


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