Is it the mission of CRG to canvas car shows and collect data for the database now? Advertising on public forum like eBay and similar is one thing...it's public. But to collect data such as a VIN, cowl tag, etc... from someone else's car at a show and share it publicly and also request it to be put in the database is another thing, IMHO. Does the owner of this car know this is happening? Regardless if the options are accurate or not, the privacy of people that are not advertising publicy should be respected. Yes, a show is a public event, but that still doesn't give people the right to collect pertinent info on their cars (meaning outside the usual overall pictures of the body and motor compartment in general) unless they know how you are going to use it.
Out of my 2 cars, only 1 is in the database and that was done through a private request from Kurt due to a piece of documentation I have. So, after giving it thought I elected to volunteer the information. My other car remains out of it not because there is anything to hide, but simply because that is my choice alone and believe me, other car collectors feel vehemently the same too.
I would sure hate to see CRG accused of becoming the Camaro Police. Wearing our new CRG shirts at events may start to turn some car show people off if that reputations takes hold.
This is just my opinion,