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  1. How likely will it be to find judges that know everything about all types of VW's? I know several VW owners that are judges and I'm sure they'll agree; there is a big difference between a 87 Jetta and a 55 Bug, and for someone to know all the ins and outs of all the VW models is hard to believe. Let's dump, let's say...all the Fords into one class....would you expect a judge to know them all?? So those folks that are AACA/VW folks and judge...are they going to be judging their own class?? From what my friends tell me...when they request to judge a certain class, that they feel comfortable judging, they rarely get them. True?? it is what it is now...
  2. I hadn't chimed in here...because I didn't have a solid answer...but wouldn't these parts of some VW markings on them? They put part numbers on everything...I would think the handles or crank would be marked??
  3. James Bond drove a convertible in "You Only Live Twice". Cool cars. Toyota 2000GT - James Bond Wiki
  4. Well…it does not come much of a surprise to me. What did we learn? 1. That VW owners did NOT want to be in a class with "small cars". 2. The idea of having a specific class for VW was appealing…but who wouldn't want a more specific class for their make of car? 3. The majority of folks that wanted to go back to production are those folks that probably show at Hershey…where location to the septic plant plays a role (and now will probably be worse since a third "sub" class has been added to 04 (A, B & now C). 4. AACA likes to add more work load to themselves…and may have potentially opened a can of worms for themselves as other marque may request their own classes?? (judges, awards, field space for a new class, etc…etc) Again, I appreciate the work that went into this. I can't say I'm uber excited about the class as it still seems pointless to me. But…whatever… I just hope…now that there is going to be a class, 04C VOLKSWAGEN…that it truly covers and takes in ALL Volkswagens! Do not take the Type 2's out…don't let the Ghias show in sports cars…etc, etc. If the VW owners voted for the class…put'em all together! That is all…see everyone in Carlisle, with my proudly built (but not headquarted) in PA VW Rabbit!
  5. As seen from the results of the SE Spring Meet in Charlotte, NC April 6th 2013: Class 27M Second Junior 1979 Volkswagen..........................................................................................Roger Tetrault, Charlotte, NC Have things changed?? Please say yes....
  6. Stonefish

    Race Car Question

    I recently went through the process with the Superoo. Although this particular car is a 1972 Subaru and has been a race car since day one. It is shown with the AACA as a 1987 Subaru because it is in it's original 1987 "colors". Whatever scheme you opt to show your car in...that paint scheme must be 25 years old regardless of the actual year of the car. I could not show the Subaru until "87" cars were eligible for AACA.
  7. I've put together many for my old VW club...they are fun! Also take a lot of time to plan one out. You may try contacting your closest SCCA region..and see if they are doing rallies.
  8. Dave...it is simple...VW's aren't microcars. Were any VW's part of the big "micro car auction" that just went down? There isn't one VW owner that wouldn't feel unsafe cruising the highway at any time. I would bet more than half of the true micro cars wouldn't feel safe driving from the host hotel to the show field at most AACA events. Think of the Reading event this Spring..... What happens...happens....
  9. Since I'm getting "my way"…do you think the new survey could be titled the "Ron Mann Honorary Survey" or something? Well…you can read this a couple of ways. If the majority of the VW owners wanted OUT of 04b…and into their own Volkswagen class….they must really not like being in 04b, right?!!? Which was the basis of this whole movement. :confused: I would be willing to bet that if you would, let's say…you take one of the "mixed marque" high performance classes…and you sent out a "survey" asking if they would like to stay in the high performance class OR start a Mopar only class…you would get the same results. If the small car class would have been laid out with a criteria and a mandatory move was not implemented…how many "small" car owners, VW or not, do you think would have moved on their own? Just curious....
  10. Hmmmm….interesting. Look forward to the updated survey. Since some folks may end up being a bit confused on what is going on…or why all the "surveys"... I hope there it some factual background and information in the cover letter and/or directions to view this thread on the AACA Discussion forums, so people really get an understanding of what's up. Thanks for the update.
  11. Yea... It's Peter...That's the class he'd like to be back in!
  12. All is good Dave...I see RReish mentioned the "all" return part...I don't think he really meant that. He is more worried about the VW's. Like HPOF and DPC...an owner chooses to show in that class...once they are IN...they are there for good, or unless they do some paperwork, return awards. I'm just proposing and have been for sometime, why can't a car owner choose their class and be done with it? The small car class remains in tact...if you choose to go there, great. If I choose to show in Production...super. Crosley truck guy wants to be in commercial...awesome. Crosley Hot Shot guy and Ghia guy wants to be in sports car...fine and dandy! You either could NEVER leave that class or if would have to do some major red tape (in order to discourage such a move) to move to another class. If the car fits, by definition of the class, where is the pain? What will happen is going to happen...folks will either choose to play along or they just won't come out to play. We all shall see.....