Thanks for your concern, Impala Land.
I'm fowarding this post from the hoss list and NAISSO digest for IF2K1's car show coordinator, Robert Leslie.
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Thanks, people. Please take time out and read this, with an open mind and ImpalaFest hope that ya'll can find this change understandable at the moment. Thanks again.
Dear Impalafest Family,
HOSS would like to inform everyone that we intend to have this year's
event just like we have had this event in the past. We want everyone
who can make it to Arlington Texas this weekend to come on! Barring any
changes on the National scene, we will have all of the events we have
promised. Remember that this could be just the thing to relax and take
your mind off of your worries. So come on, we will have a great time.
Due to the happenings of last week, we have decided to make a few
adjustments to accommodate the public mood. We are all members of this
big Impala Family and with last week's attack, none of our minds have
been on detailing our cars and coming to Arlington. I know that no one
wishes to miss seeing friends, hanging out, and let's not forget the
competition of ImpalaFest. For this year only, we have decided to let
the Car Show Competition be participant judged. In this way, we can
lessen the strain on everyone, enjoy the cars, enjoy our friends, and
help each other. Just like family. This change is not meant to lessen
the competition, but lessen the pressure while increasing the fun. So
come to ImpalaFest, clean your car, hangout with your extended Impala
Family while enjoying some fine cars. Pick your favorite cleanest car,
go drag racing, and run in the Autocross, but most importantly, have a
As some of you know, ImpalaFest has adopted the suggestions of ISSCA's
Car Show Rules. These rules were used to classify cars at Dreamapalooza
and seemed to work fine. A lot of thought went into these rules to make
events fairer for everyone. By eliminating the color classification and
replacing it with a mileage breakdown, we have taken away that old
excuse "how can I compete with that guy who never drives his car."
Daily drivers will complete with daily drivers. That's fair!
ImpalaFest will be a chance to test this idea even further. The
ImpalaFest mileage breakdown will be as follows:
Occasional Driver less than 3,500 miles X no. of years old of your car
Frequent Driver more than Occasional Driver but less than Daily Driver
Daily Driver more than 12,000 miles X no. of years old of your car
EXAMPLE: A 1994 Impala would have this mileage:
Occasional Driver less than 24,500 miles (3,500 miles X 7 years old)
Frequent Driver between 24,500 and 84,000
Daily Driver more than 84,000 miles (12,000 miles X 7 years old)
Notice that there are three mileage classes just the way there are three
Impala colors. There will be just as many classes at ImpalaFest as in
the past. And the trophies are awesome.
Every year, HOSS donates a portion of the profits from ImpalaFest to a
HOSS favorite charity (Beat the Heat, Toys for Tots). A portion of this
year's profit will be donated to help the families of the victims of the
terrorist attack. So, come celebrate the freedoms we have with your
Impala Family this weekend.
See you Friday!
Robert A. Leslie
President HOSS Impala Club