First off, I'd like to say THANKS to all the hard work that Larry has done in this often thankless role. As an ISSCA BOD member I've gotten to see a small percentage of the "crap" he has to go thru on this one, and let's just say that Larry is an enormously patient guy
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>1)Realistic mileage classification.
The NEWEST Impala ss is going on 7 years old.
With a measly 15K a year even that car has
105K on it.
The 50K break is unrealistic.
Only thing is that a lot of SS owners drive less than 15K (and for quite a few, a LOT less than 15K) per year. Especially now, as more and more of these cars are becoming "weekend only" toys. But in parts of the country (i.e. where Winter is real, not like here in the Bay Area) cars aren't even on the road for months at a time and then get nowhere close to 15K miles in only 6 months.
Now MY car doesn't fall into this category. Ironically considering the numbers you listed, my 96 IS just over 7 years old (drove off the lot on Nov 24 95) and DOES have almost exactly 105K on it (104500 to be closer) [img]smile.gif[/img].
I'd suggest that looking at how many cars we ended up with in the "under 50K" vs "over 50K" classes last year (at both St Louis and Arlington) would tell us whether the mileage break needs to move up or down to even things out. However I suspect you're right (it needs to move up) and that it needs to move up to the 70K or so range.
One thing I've learned from being on the ISSCA board is that it doesn't matter WHERE you put the mileage break, someone is gonna bitch about it....usually the guys who are just under the mileage break
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>I know the "Clean is Clean" philosophy BUT there's just no way to clean normal wear and tear.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
True. I think part of this however stems from our perception that the "winning" car MUST receive an almost perfect score.
Contrast this to the Lowrider world where often a winning car (for example, Moe Reye's award winning 95 Lowrider SS) will only receive 1/3 of the POSSIBLE points in a class at a car show!
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>2) Do away with the minimum number / class entry requirements.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I agree with this 110%. No one ever bitched about receiving a trophy, even if they were the ONLY car in their class