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I was at a local show today on Long Island with some friends and had seen this car and all of it's trophy's on display, at first I thought it was a joke, but it was not!

 

 

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Is that a late model Challenger? Isn't it too new for this forum? :mellow:

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Executive driven, from Day 1.**

 

**(Only to and from the Race Track!)

 

Craig

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Given that the vast majority of the hobby and the general public equate shiny with quality, it's no surprise that the guy with the newest car with the most chrome wins trophies.

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And there is 50 years of technology which comes to much better knowledge of how to lower the 0-60 and the Quarter Mile times compared to 1969.  Some interesting comments re: a brand new 1969 Charger where the announcer raves over a 14 second 1/4 mile time: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/forum/your-studebaker-forum/stove-huggers-the-non-studebaker-forum/110181-i-need-a-gas-station-attached-to-me-69-charger-promo-vid

 

Craig

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Drag racers have always gotten bigger trophies than autocrossers.

 

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I remember years ago going to a local car show with a close friend of mine that just completed a five year,  nut & bolt restoration on a '69 Camaro... it was beautiful. A brand new Corvette came in and parked right next to him, long story short, the Corvette won.

The look on my buddy's face said it all.....

 

 

Steve 

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The other option is the Challenger owner bought the trophies for display with his shiny new car.  

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1 hour ago, John348 said:

I was at a local show today on Long Island with some friends and had seen this car and all of it's trophy's on display, at first I thought it was a joke, but it was not!

Can you confirm they are all 'concours' awards? Or are they racing awards?  Or, perhaps half-and-half?

 

Some definitely appear to be racing competition awards.

 

Craig

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If you want a trophy....you can just buy one.

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54 minutes ago, 8E45E said:

Can you confirm they are all 'concours' awards? Or are they racing awards?  Or, perhaps half-and-half?

 

Some definitely appear to be racing competition awards.

 

Craig

 

I am pretty sure this was all local car show trophies

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Impressive, I didn't know Chrysler gave you a trophy with every monthly payment. Time they started giving out belts to help ID the owners. Worlds Best Chrysler.

 

Bob 

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>  Best Resembles Showroom Condition

>  Not a Station Wagon Award

>  No Floorpan Rustout Award

>  Best Non-Chevelle Award

>  Worst Car To Leave Overnight In Tijuana Award

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Perfect example of why I do not attend most local cruises and shows with my two 30s cars,,,,that,and the $20.00 Fee      somebody's fund raiser !

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broker'bob has stated my feelings as well. I do understand the need to charge a fee for cars attending a show sponsored by a particular club - plaques cost $, so do fliers, entrance forms etc to publicize the show. But I gave up attending most shows some years ago because if I wanted to attend one every weekend during a month once the nice weather arrived it would cost me over $100 per month to do so - add in the gasoline cost, plus the registration for a show with awards - I don't care about awards , don't want any, never did, the feeling and knowledge that I have a car that I worked on to bring back to a level like it was when new which is now over 80+ years ago is what makes me feel good. Plus why should I pay for people to look at my car?  Everyone has their own reasons for owning the vehicles they do. The only "trophy" I have and am proud to have is one given to me at a Franklin Club event 40+ years ago - it is the Driver's Choice Award - only drivers of Franklins who attended the Franklin meet could vote and it was for the car they  would most like to own of the 50+ cars in attendance if they had a choice to do so.

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It often amazed me about the people that box up and transport every trophy they have ever won and display it in front of their car. The theory behind it is simple. First, it shows the judges how many trophies my car has won, so it must be the best.  Second, it tells the judges that if my car does not win a trophy at this event, they, the judges, don't know what they are doing. Some people need a lot of "stroking", to tell them how great they are. 

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At one point I had enough trophies that I used to save a few dollars at events by just having new labels created and reusing them.

Frankly the cars I like do/did not appeal to many  "Bright and shiny" wins over "rare and powerful".

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Since the car owner has invested large sums of money in restoration and maintenance, cost of getting to shows, risk of mishap, insurance,,,,, there has to be a better arrangement to show and  enjoy our cars,  mine have all original running gear,  the 36 has bias ply tire and am yet to try to fill the knee action shocks --------------------not a great ride------then the traffic with stick on floor  my 31 has to be double clutched -------sometimes, as I am getting older,  I ask my self why I did it---------the shows are just some one"s way to make money  and I guess as people get younger there is less interest in older cars at  shows ------the judges are younger so the 70s cars with the flames and chrome valve covers and alternators  seem the get the honors        does any one know the ins and out of loaning a car to a museum ?        the garage for the 36 is falling down and may not be able to rebuild right away     so much of my blood sweat and tears I hate to get rid of it yet ?

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51 minutes ago, 46 woodie said:

It often amazed me about the people that box up and transport every trophy they have ever won and display it in front of their car. The theory behind it is simple. First, it shows the judges how many trophies my car has won, so it must be the best.  Second, it tells the judges that if my car does not win a trophy at this event, they, the judges, don't know what they are doing. Some people need a lot of "stroking", to tell them how great they are. 

Biggest Looser, and they take pride in promoting themselves. 

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18 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

Biggest Looser, and they take pride in promoting themselves. 

 

I SECOND THAT!

There is nothing wrong with having a nice car and nothing wrong with getting a trophy, but to buy a new car and do it is rather vain, The real question I have is who actually handed that new car a trophy?

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in the town were live there is a cruse   third thursday of month        $ 5.00        they close main St      some what upscale      allot of people    last show a girl with a ratty 80s toyota  pick up truck was registered and an even reattier 70 station wagon was also in line      I guess they hoped for a trophy    

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21 hours ago, John348 said:

I was at a local show today on Long Island with some friends and had seen this car and all of it's trophy's on display, at first I thought it was a joke, but it was not!

 

 

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One day at work, standing there feeling the wetness spread through his dark suit, he said .........

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It appears that people supporting old cars cannot afford nice clothes. Some cannot even afford sleeves.

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54 minutes ago, padgett said:

It appears that people supporting old cars cannot afford nice clothes. Some cannot even afford sleeves.

Built yesterday is the New Old? 

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