[concours] Concours driven class

I agree with you, Mark. Maybe we need an obstacle course, consisting of
dust, gravel, and mud, at the coucours site, for all driven-class cars to
pass through before on-site cleaning! That would ‘equalize’ the
local-owner effect! Better, though, to just ‘grin and bear it’, and
recognize that equalization and leveling, though possibly desirable (open
to question), is just not achievable, in this or any other venue!

How’s the XK-120 doing? Pictures?

Larry Schear
Twin Cam, Inc.

Excellent suggestion, though I suggest that a slalom as part of the
mechanical tests would suffice to sort the real cars from the pretenders.
Ten point deduction for failure to complete the slalom course held the day
before the concours with a two minute maximum time to complete? Applies to
Champion Division as well, of course. This would ensure that cars are
roadworthy regardless of division.

I must say that the requirement to drive cars onto the field doesn’t seem
to be honored today in JCNA. One reads in the Jaguar Journal (J/F 2000)
about an XK8 being pushed onto the field and people feel it necessary to
propose rules changes to require cars to be started ON the field.
Personally, I find a Driven trailer queen to be no more offensive than one
in Champion. Judging standards are the same in either division so why the
fuss when the real problem’s that concours is purely a beauty contest
instead of an overall car test emphasizing the car’s beauty?
-Steve A.
'67 E Type Coupe
'76 XJ6C
'91 XJ40

Larry Schear wrote:>I agree with you, Mark. Maybe we need an obstacle course, consisting of

dust, gravel, and mud, at the coucours site, for all driven-class cars to
pass through before on-site cleaning! That would ‘equalize’ the
local-owner effect! Better, though, to just ‘grin and bear it’, and
recognize that equalization and leveling, though possibly desirable (open
to question), is just not achievable, in this or any other venue!

Ah yes Steve, I could just see myself blazing through the slalom with my 1932
Swallow, top speed 40 mph downhill, as everybody else is on their way home as
I cross the finish line. Peter Fino

Steve,
Great idea. How much time would be allowed for wheel/tire swapping ? :slight_smile:

On a serious note I think a dual-event (driving and showing) is a great idea
for a new class/division !

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA----- Original Message -----
From: “Steve Averill” averill@earthlink.net

Excellent suggestion, though I suggest that a slalom as part of the
mechanical tests would suffice to sort the real cars from the pretenders.
Ten point deduction for failure to complete the slalom course held the day
before the concours with a two minute maximum time to complete? Applies to
Champion Division as well, of course. This would ensure that cars are
roadworthy regardless of division.

In a message dated 10/1/00 8:39:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
averill@earthlink.net writes:

<< division so why the
fuss when the real problem’s that concours is purely a beauty contest
instead of an overall car test emphasizing the car’s beauty? >>

  • well, I’d sure like to have a scotch and water or two over this one with ya
    :slight_smile:

Bob Hotaling
69 OTS