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We got back to Tucson this late this afternoon after our little outing to the Pensacola show. As Midlife mentioned, the judging of my car was less than desirable. After two Gold awards at Grand Nationals, doing a lot of restoration on the undercarriage and elsewhere, the wonderful judges saw fit to award me a Bronze, which means I had to have lost at least 43 points. I wouldn't even take that many off, and I'm pretty hard on Murphy. After the shock and frustration wore off and my friends tried to cheer me up, we decided that Trouble is going to be set aside for awhile and we're going to focus on Murphy for the Grand National. Nothing against the Florida clubs or the show, which was great. The judges, however, were from Alabama. I've done a lot of judging and have been judged many times. These characters need some training. No, I didn't slug them, but I sure wanted to! *G*

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Back when we had big Healeys we used to run into the same
thing at Brit car shows, win one show and a beater at the
next, never did figure out the ryme or reason to it.

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What did they take off for? Do you even know yet? There were a few posts while you were gone expressing their amazement that you only took bronze.

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Hmmmmmmm..let me take a wild guess..was the gold winner a car from Florida?..ah don't let it get you down..you'll always be a gold on this forum..*S*

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Your problems have been relayed to a number of MCA folks.

BTW, the green 'vert on the other side of Midlife was Pete Morgan's car! He won gold as well.

As for Midlife, I won last prize! /forums/images/icons/frown.gif I'm still so mad at the folks who put me in the wrong section (I re-read the MCA Rule Book, and MCA was wrong to put me in Street Driven), I'll probably never show Midlife again at MCA.

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That Kinda happened to me at a VW Show, I had my old Bus entered in an "under-restoration" Class which was just below the daily driver class. My bus was pretty much done except the Final body and paint work. Anyway this was a small show maybe 100 cars and I had First place Locked in the class of course. It's not best of show or anything but it's a trophy. Well the daily driver class had the most amount of entries and there were some really nice cars so some of the "rougher" looking cars asked the judges to be demoted to the Under-restoration class while there were being judged because there was no chance of them winning in the daily driver class. This pissed me off, I know this is all supposed to be fun and it was but i though what happend was plain cheating. The cars were NOT being restored, They were Drivers. In the end I walked away with a little blue ribbon and a T-shirt. I only enter in peoples choice shows now.

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I recognized one of the judges from Midlife's photos as being a guy in our club. Can the judges also participate in the competition? Cause I know this particlular judge has a super nice Springtime Yellow 68 fastback. It would seem unethical to judge others if you're competing in the same class.


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Just remember that no matter what (if any) award you receive at a show, the ultimate prize goes home with you every time....YOUR CAR,YOUR MEMORIES,AND THE PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT 99% OF EVERYONE THERE WISHES THEY HAD A CAR AS NICE AS YOURS IN THEIR GARAGE!!!
 

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I don't know how many other club's that host shows do this; but, at our shows, our club members enter their cars as display only. That way there is no controversy over favoritism in judging.

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judges are not supposed to judge a class that they have a car entered or judge a car that they have done restoration work on or know the owner.

for 67/68 concours there are 4 classes:
concours trailered closed(fastbacks and coupes)
concours trailered open(convertibles)
concours driven closed
concours driven open

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