[concours] Re: Concours Digest V1 #197

In a message dated 8/25/01 8:06:16 PM Central Daylight Time,
owner-concours-digest@jag-lovers.org writes:

<< From: “Steve Houtari” shoutari@earthlink.net

Hey Friends:
When I had my 94 XJ12 at the Concour in Franklin, I took a few hits for
the back side of my headlight area being less than completely clean. I
didn’t get a real good briefing from the judge, but I think he meant the aft
portion of the headlight “bucket”, made of glass, where the bulb is inserted
into the housing. The surface of the glass appears to be coated with what
looks like house paint, a pale yellow or off-white color, and it looks like
it was spilled onto the surface at some point in its life. >>

Steve, hate to tell you this but you got Royally screwed by that judge. The
rear exterior of XJ40 headlamp buckets (one piece design) ALL look like yours
except for some that look worse. Why didn’t this judge walk over to the C13
line and look at the other ones if he/she had a problem with this issue? Had
this judge ever seen an XJ40 before? I don’t think so coming from his/her
call on this one. Why didn’t this judge ask a member of his/her team if
he/she was unsure about this? Or ask me? I was walking around with a
clipboard and one of those stupid hats on my head, easy to find.
David NicholsSubject: [concours] Headlight Points

In a message dated 8/25/01 8:06:16 PM Central Daylight Time,
owner-concours-digest@jag-lovers.org writes:

<< The person who elected to not unwrap his steering wheel
knew ahead of the concour that he would get a deduction, it is very explicit
in
the rules.

Len Wheeler >>

It would amaze you (or maybe not) how few Concours entrants have ever read
the judging manual. Some judges may have read it but are afflicted with some
attention or retention disorder. I have had some “almost lively” discussions
with judging team members including one memorable occasion when a fellow
judge questioned me for my not demanding that the owner of a Series 1 XKE
remove the spare tire so that I could inspect the “street” side of it! Wow!
What next?

                                      David Nichols