I would like to start off by commending the job HOSS has done again in hosting IMPALAFEST. IT SURE IS GOING TO BE HARD FOR ANYONE TO TOP THIS SHOW. John Moss and Jim Perskins – WOW!! I would additionally like to say that it took great initiative and lots of guts to change ISSCA Car Show Rules a little to make it a little more fair for the participants at their event. BZ to Adrian and the crew. - JOB WELL DONE!
Now to the reason I started this thread. I still heard a little grumbling going on about the ISSCA Car Show Rules after the event Saturday. Grant it, it was nowhere near the amount that was heard at I2K2 but it was still there. I would like to express how important it is to let your Region Board of Director (BOD) know what you think about YOUR car show rules especially now when we are about to start a new year. We are also currently in the process of nominating and electing another round of BODs and we should see what they think prior to nominating or electing. After all ISSCA is our organization.
Now, notify your BOD – not Larry Hall, he is not a BOD and not the man that makes or controls anyone that makes the rules, he just makes sure that the rules are adhered to and that the car shows go by them. It really ticks me off when people come up to Larry after the show and give him BS about the rules and how unfair they were (like I have done in the past, SORRY Larry) when he volunteers his time and I’m sure lots of MULA to do what he does for our organization. I do think the BODs should listen to Larry’s input and take his recommendations highly, after all he probably has more experience in car shows than any person I know and this is probably the reason that ISSCA picked him to be the National Car Show Head Judge. So BODs please listen to him.
IMHO I think that HOSS was almost perfect with the rules that were used in their event. However one thing that sort of bothers me is the fact that only one trophy was given out in certain categories. I know the rule that was followed was (There had to be at least 7 entrants to give 3 trophies, 5 for 2 and 3 for 1 which was not used). I think the 3 entrants for one trophy rule that was not followed was a great decision but I also think that some participants felt cheated that they didn’t receive anything due to them just having two are three participants in their class. Who’s to say if their were 7 they wouldn’t have gotten Second or Third. I feel that the host of the car shows have already purchased the trophies why not give them away. I feel bad when you look at the table after the awards presentation and there are still quite a few there but someone didn't get anything because there were only two or three participants in that class. There are some folks that come a very long way, spend a tremendous amount of money, and prepare very hard to compete but I feel get short changed due to the fact that their weren’t many persons in their class. That isn’t their fault!! Now I also liked the fact that HOSS posted on their program that there were not going to be any freebees and that if it looked like you didn’t even make an effort to clean or compete, even if you were the only one in your class you weren’t getting anything. This is good but lets stand behind our decision and let those people know why they didn’t receive anything.
Nough said, Please, Please, Please notify your BOD as to your opinion on the ISSCA Car Show Rules so that next year they can get a little better which is how it is suppose to work. Thanks again HOSS and all who made this great event, and for those who think I’m sore because I didn’t win anything – I took home a first place trophy!!