Here is what brought about this discussion; being from New Mexico, I am out of the loop when it comes to First Gen happenings from the East Coast. As far as this small town guy can decipher, the East Coast is a Mecca for the best of the best car shows in the entire country. Some of these are also what many of us Westerners set our sights on for the ultimate in high stakes First Gen competition. It also goes without saying this is where many of the standards are set for others around the country to follow. At least that was my belief until a close CRG friend filled me in on some of the BS statements people in high places have to say when asked to help put an end to the above practice. You heard me correct, Camaro Nationals, AACA, ISCA (probably the worst), and the list goes on. Par for the course is; we just don't have the time to police everyone. Well, if you don't have the time to police then maybe you've been there too long and it's time to move aside so that folks that do have the time can talk the talk and walk the walk and do what it takes to get the job done! How many volunteers do you guys get at those big shows? I am certain if the top dogs from these organizations used a little tact several volunteers would jump at the chance to contribute!
I think it's safe to say 99.999% of us are extremely concerned about this viral epidemic that threatens the integrity of our hobby. I would also assume, given a chance the majority of us would jump on a band wagon if we knew this wagon was capable of having a significant impact on ending this epidemic! Or at the very least kicking it in the ass! It's perfectly alright to have categories for Clones, Mods or whatever the heck you want to call them but for Petes sake, keep a data base so that these cars are on the radar, and anyone and everyone can have access to this data base. And last but not least, one club cannot go it alone. All top clubs need to contribute. I'm sure many of you have excellent ideas, just put your heads together and come up with a plan; the least of which should be exposing as many culprits as possible and placing limitations on how far up the awards platform these fakes can go. Pretty certain there's nothing to worry about when it comes to the Camaro Nationals ranking system, but what about the AACA? And I think it's a lost cause for the ISCA. After all, aren't mods and glitz and glitter the name of the game at those shows?