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  1. Always happy to talk with a fellow Oldsmobile owner. Especially with one who has such a beautiful '32 that I was able to follow through the restoration. Tim
  2. Joel, This '67 GTX looks beautiful especially as a "survivor". If you are looking to show it at Hershey, here is a link from the AACA website that explains details about how to register: https://www.aaca.org/images/judge/important_judging_meet_information.pdf Also, here is a link to the Hershey show brochure: https://www.aaca.org/images/meet_brochures/2021/2021_HERSHEY_FALL_MEET_BROCHURE.pdf Registration deadline for Hershey is August 15th. Tim
  3. I was very glad to finally get the see this beautiful car on Saturday and have a chance to meet you. It truly is an amazing piece of work on your part. As I said on Saturday, it was so much fun to follow your progress on this forum and then to actually get to see the finished product. Congratulations on your success with it so far and I am sure there will be much more for it in the future. Tim
  4. Bill, Your guess is correct, the winner of the 2021 Zenith Award was the 1917 Locomobile 48 Sportif Victoria by Farnham-Nelson owned by John McAlpin. Runner-up was the 1930 Ruxton Model C by Rauch & Lang owned by Cal and Dave High. Here is a picture of the beautiful trophy. Bob, The Zenith Award started in 2017 at the Annual Grand National in Independence, MO. Tim
  5. Sorry you can't make it on Saturday. I think it will be a wonderful show!! Tim
  6. Hi Joel, Nice looking DeSoto. Unfortunately, the actual show (the Grand National) in New Ulm is on Saturday. Friday, they will have the competition for the Zenith award which is the award for the best restoration of the year for 2020. It will be cars chosen from shows held last year that were the best of each show. I believe there will be 18 cars in that competition. That will be held in the New Ulm Civic Center and will have judging starting at 10 am with awards given between 4 - 5 pm. So, by only going on Friday, you will not see the majority of the cars going to the Grand National because they do not get placed on the show field until beginning at 7 on Saturday. Tim
  7. carfem, If you look at the Official Judging Guidelines: https://www.aaca.org/images/judge/2020_Judging_Guidelines.pdf the factory High Performance vehicles are in Class 36 (starting on page 4-17) 36. FACTORY HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLES The Factory High Performance class has been developed especially for performance oriented domestic vehicles, from their beginnings in the 1950s thru their "heyday" of the late 1960s and early 1970s and on. Eligibility for vehicles in this category is evaluated on a case by case basis, taking into consideration individual merits such as weight to horsepower ratio, the manufacturer's actual intent, 4-18 and the era in which the vehicle was built. These are just a few of the qualifying points of consideration. This class is a work in progress and will continue to develop over time. Applications for additional vehicles to be added to the existing list of accepted vehicles must be submitted in writing, along with any accompanying factory documentation, to the VP Judging for review by the Specified Class Committee (SCC), which will make a recommendation to the Judging Committee. The name and address of the VP Judging can be found in each issue of the Antique Automobile. Always check AACA Headquarters for the most current listing of accepted vehicles in this class. NOTE: "v" refers to carburetor barrels. 36B Is for Chevrolet: 36B. Chevrolet & Oldsmobile .....1957-1969 Chevrolet Biscayne, Bel Air, Impala 2dr, 3-2v, w/348cid (350hp) ........................ 1961 Biscayne, Bel Air, Impala 2dr, 4v or 2-4v, w/409cid ....................1961-1965 includes models w/427 Z-11 option .......................................... 1963 Biscayne, Bel Air, Impala 2dr, 4v or 3-2v w/427cid.................1966-1969 Camaro, Z/28, SS, RS/SS, COPO and Yenko 302, 396, 427 & 350 w/295 & 300hp .................................1967-1969 Camaro, 4v, 327 w/275 hp....1967-1968 Camaro, 350 LM1 4v w/250/255hp .................................................. 1969 Chevelle/Malibu 2dr, 4v, w/Hi-Perf. 327cid (300hp)...................1964-1968 Chevelle/Malibu 2dr, 4v, w/396cid includes SS........................1966-1969 Chevelle & Camaro COPO 4v, w/427cid...................................... 1969 Camaro Yenko 4v, w/427cid .........................................1967-1969 Chevelle & Nova Yenko 4v, w/427 cid..................................... 1969 Chevy II Nova 2dr, 4v, w/Hi-Perf. 327cid (275hp) or higher....1965-1967 Nova 2dr, 4v w/350cid 295 hp or higher.............................1968-1969 Nova 2dr, 4v, w/396cid & includes SS ......................................1968-1969 Nova Yenko Deuce 4v, w/350cid 1969
  8. Yes, if you send a SASE to: Chuck Crane VP Judging 87 Old CCC Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28739 He will send you a listing of the areas of deduction. However, the actual points deducted will not be noted.
  9. Wow, that is a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing this Steve. Tim
  10. Billy, Glad to hear that you had a great time at Saratoga today. I have very much enjoyed all AACA shows that I have attended and you will always get to see vehicles that you probably will not see elsewhere. As Ted noted, there is no Best in Show at an AACA show however, at each AACA meet, 2 vehicles are selected for the Zenith Award competition for next year's Grand National Show the following year. Thus, 2 vehicles from today's show were selected to compete for the 2022 Zenith Award competition. Tim
  11. Thanks Steve for the comment. Like your nice '86 Monte SS, I purchased this off the showroom floor about 6 months after beginning my first "real" job. Otherwise, I would not have been able to swing the payments and insurance. Tim
  12. Here is a picture of me with my '83 Hurst on March 27, 1983, the day after I picked it up brand new. Here is another picture taken last year, 37 years after I purchased it. Thanks, Tim
  13. Hi Ellagee, I remembered seeing one of those at the 2018 Grand National in Greensburg, PA. I looked it up and that one was entered in 25E. Class 25E First Grand National 1970 Datsun 240Z.....Paul Taylor, Dover, DE So, I would guess yours would be the same. Tim
  14. The Big White almost looks too wide to go down this road. I would hate to be driving the other way and meet it. Been fun hearing the recovery of this great car. Thanks for recovering it Ed. Tim
  15. Here is a link to the brochure for the AACA/Buick Meet in Auburn, IN: https://www.aaca.org/images/meet_brochures/2021/2021_Auburn_Brochure.pdf Tim
  16. Charlie, When I looked at the listing of Regions and Chapters, I see this for the South Carolina Region South Carolina Region President - Wayne Ianuario 312 Chancellors Park CT Simpsonville, SC 29681 This is the e-mail address for Wayne Ianuario wianuario@gmail.com Tim
  17. The Hurst with the Lightning Rods is quite easy to drive. Here is the way I tell people how it works: The lever closest to the driver is a regular automatic (P – R – N – OD – D). The two levers to the right allow for manual shifting (without a clutch) and are normally in the back position. To upshift, the left lever is in Drive, and the one furthest to the right is pushed forward to shift from 1st gear to 2nd. To shift from 2nd gear to 3rd, the center lever is pushed forward. Lastly to shift from 3rd gear to 4th, the left lever is moved from Drive to Overdrive. This is a picture of the tag that was on the shifters when new: Tim
  18. My 83 Hurst has the Lightning Rod shifters so, it has 3 shifting levers on the floor. On several occasions, I have been asked if it is a 4 wheel drive. Tim
  19. Annie, I just noticed that signup for Judging at Charlotte, NC, Auburn, IN, Saratoga Springs, NY, and the Grand Nationals in New Ulm, MN is now posted. Must have been earlier today because I looked this morning and it wasn't there but, it is now. Tim
  20. The Auburn, Indiana meet is currently on the calendar for July 1 - 3, 2021. Tim
  21. I have used both Bleche-Wite and SOS pads separately on the white lettered tires on my car. I have had better luck with the SOS pads than the Bleche-Wite. In some cases, I have used Comet and a good scrub brush but, the SOS pads seem to work best for me. Tim
  22. Here in Rochester, MN we didn't have any new snow or ice to deal with but, we were COLD, down to -20o F this morning and -23oF yesterday morning. I am ready for Spring!! Tim
  23. Very nice work. Looks impressive. Can't wait to see it in the future. Tim
  24. microcar1, When you enter your first AACA National Meet, your vehicle would be in the running for a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Junior. If you win a 1st Junior, your vehicle would then try for the Senior Award at the next AACA National Meet you attend. If however, it earned a 2nd or 3rd Junior, it would have to try again for the 1st Junior. Once it wins the 1st Junior, it competes for the Senior Award. When it wins a Senior Award, it then qualifies for the Grand National. At the first Grand National you attend, your vehicle can win a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Grand National. When it wins the 1st Grand National Award, it would then be in the running for the Senior Grand National Award at the next Grand National you attend. I have attached the "Family Tree of National Prizes" from the Official Judging Guidelines booklet that Phillip Cole suggested. This shows the number of points needed for each award. The maximum points for a vehicle is 400. Good Luck! Tim
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