Bob Hill

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  1. To say a car that has some modifications is not an antique car is incorrect - it is still an antique car (and always will be) but it is now an antique car with modification. The AACA allows modified cars to be judged - look at a judging sheet and see the deductions for cars that have modificiations - they are numerous and some are large deductions that most likely disqualify you from any award. The HPOF even allows modifications - they too will be noted and points deducted. At what point, in your view, is a car no longer antique? Is it with 1 minor modification (i.e. incorrect hose clamps), or 3 or 7 or .....? You get the point. Not all modifications are the same - some can cost you tons of points and some may cost you 1. To say a car must be 100% as it left the factory before it is allowed to be on the show field is unreasonable. Are you going to ask the person who has a minor modification to leave with his car immediately? When you get to that level of rigidity on showing, you will kiss most shows goodbye. Also, I am in some single marque clubs that are allowing modified cars BUT they are modified to the point where they would not be be "knowingly" allowed on a AACA National Meet field. There is a big difference and to compare those with what AACA allows is unfair. Bob
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    Completed car or needs some work?

    Oen thing I have noticed is tnat once cold weather kicks in and the car show season is over, the old car market suffers. This might be a reason it isn't selling. Bob
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    RIP Michael Paul Smith

    Even more sad, it sounds as if he took his own life due to all the things he struggled with personally. Very talented man Bob
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    Completed car or needs some work?

    IMHO, a car that needs a top isn't a "good restored driver" because in reality it can only be driven in warm and sunny days. I agree with the others - fix the top so the new owner can drive it without having to take it somewhere to have the top replaced immediately. Bob
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    Car Classification

    Mind telling us what kind of car it is? I am interested to know what limited productions cars there were in 1994 Bob
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    bracket for DPC badge

    I mounted mine under the hood and was done with it. No one sees it unless the hood is open Bob
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    Custom enclosed car hauler - DELIVERED

    Weight distibution hitch and sway bar(s) I hope are on your list of things beofre you tow it any farther Bob
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    Saw this VW Beetle at the store today....

    Yes I realize those things BUT I sold it yesterday so unless the new owner changes them, it will stay that way LOL
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    1967 Buick tires

    Try finding a 1967 Buick factory sales brochure or try the AACA Library Bob
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    Creating A Successful Car Show

    Don't charge spectators after charging participants. I refuse to participate in a show where they charge me to enter my car and then charge folks to come and look at my car Bob
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    Saw this VW Beetle at the store today....

    I have this 66 Beetle and it is amazing the attention it gets everywhere I go. LOL Kids love it and parents are always asking me if they can take a pciture of it with their kids. If I am not in a hurry I usually offer to let the kids get in the driver's seat and get a picture if their parent's want to. Great way to get them interested in the hobby Bob
  12. Someone correct me if I am wrong but I have always read that tow capacity of the vehicle was based on the GVWR with the driver and a tank fo fuel so adding 7 more passengers will lower the capacity of your Expedition even more IF they are going to be in the tow vehcile when you are towing Bob
  13. I think a longer traielr is MUCH easier to back than a short one personally. Bob
  14. I have been pulling enclosed car haulers for about 27-28 years now. I will tell you that there is no way I would put the trailer you need behind the Expedition. You will need a taller than the average enclosed trailer which will (1) increase weight both at tongue and overall and (2) increase frontal area for the trailer. I would not personally feel comfortable pulling a trailer like that behind the Expedition. To be honest, pulling a trailer with additional height is your biggest obstacle IMHO. Bob
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    Annual Grand National rule changes for 2019

    Thats ridiculous LOL - just give everyone that shows a car a Grand National Senior Award at their first show and forget all the judging, etc. The change of rules is what happens when we bend any rules just because they have to have everything right now.