I would like to know why clubs judge all show vehicles by the same criteria?
I have seen trailer queens, concourse, projects & daily drivers all being judged by the same criteria.
My 72' Mach I is, by all means, a daily driver. It shows it to. My engine has some dirt on it, my paint isn't perfect. I am not rich enough to restore my mustang to perfect order or even to do much work on it. Yet, I go to a Mustang Club show, many different ones, and I am judged as if it should be perfect. At some club shows it has even been told to me that they want to see new mustangs over old ones. At one show I had the only body style of the 71-73. I was told it wasn't good enough for a trophy because it wasn't perfect. Yet, they gave 21 trophies to 2008-12 Mustangs, most fresh off the showroom.
I have been a Mustang owner since 1974. I have owned 5 Mustangs. When I started there were no resto parts available. I joined MCA because I was under the impression old mustangs were meant to be shown. They are classics. As much as I like the new Mustangs, they have not earned the right to be called classics as of yet.
I would love to hear explainations and dialogue on this, before my renew comes up.